Not to the Mizuno no Sawa (yet), but to the media. On February 29, Higashiyama resort hosted a demonstration to the press about the steps it has been taking to allow access into Mizuno no Sawa (the closed bowl under the Niseko Gondola). For the past 2 years, the resort has been practicing bombing avalanche-prone areas in the bowl to encourage a
A couple of chilly reminders to always exercise caution in the mountains, even inside ski resorts.
In two separate incidents at mainland resorts this month, two women died in an avalanche and seven snowboarders spent two nights lost before being found.
Police called the snowboarders discovery alive ‘a miracle’.