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With repeat guests who go backcountry with NOASC each year, it was a great day to head to Mekunnai Peak with not a cloud in the sky.

With new snowfalls lacking over the last couple of days and the great weather, the snowpack had compacked making the hike up easier and quicker than a normal hike up from Nimi Onsen.

After a 45minute drive from Niseko, it was all go for our hike up to the top of Mekunnai Peak. we weaved our way up through the trees to just above the tree line, into the Alpine zone.

The hike up was gentle, but the slopestyle gully riding on the way down was hard on the legs with washouts, cutbacks, re-entries...you name it. The surprise of the day was some ankle deep powder below tree line on the sheltered slopes.

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Spring is here

Even with Srping upon us, there are still lots of untracked in the Niseko Backcountry. Today the peak gates didn't open, but one of the side gates opened. After a lengthy traverse and a quick check of the snowpack we started our first descent below treeline of the side country from Grand Hirafu ski Resort.

Lifts will run until the 1st week of May, so still lots of time to enjoy backcountry touring in the Niseko mountain ranges. Call NOASC to talk to our friendly staff about your next tour. T:0136-23-1688.


Today's tour was difficult because of the variable weather conditions, and heavy powder snow. Even so, our guests from Idaho USA were all smiles at the end of the day.

Low cloud and wet snow made our route planning more important than normal. After a hike up it was the start to unexpected good turns for the rest of the day. The trees of Nitonupuri proved to be the best place to ski on the day.


It seems it hasn't been snowing much on the west coast USA this season.

Another great reason to come to Niseko. We always have snow...lots of it.

Spring means sunny days, easier hike ups, and lots of smiles. If you have some free time and/or you are in the area, let our qualified, experienced, knowledgable and local guides take you to the top of Niseko for the ride of your life...! Running Bakccountry Tours in Niseko since 1993

Call our firendly staff to book your tour. Tel:0136-23-1688 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.