TITLE :: The peak is open!
This morning peak gates No. 2 and 3 opened for the first time this season. A stream of hikers could be seen all the way to the top of Mt Annupuri starting at 9.30am when the always eagerly anticipated opening was approved by the ski patrol.
Last year the peak opening day was January 21, but thanks to the record-breaking snowfall this December,
TITLE :: First Snowfall of 2011/12 season
THE first snowflakes of the coming winter have fallen on Niseko.
Every autumn there is great expectation in Niseko of the arrival of the first snowfall of the season.
This weekend saw a generous cover of snow on the iconic local dormant volcano Mt Yotei on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday saw a dusting of snow
NISEKO is a stunning place to hike in the summertime. The landscape is beautiful and the terrain varies from gentle forest walks to challenging mountain climbs.
TITLE :: Niseko powder kicks into overdrive
NISEKO has once again been belted by about two metres of light, fluffy powder in less than a week, making season 09/10 so far one to remember.
Cooler temperatures and consistent snow fronts have brought with them almost non-stop falls of up to 60cm in a single night on the mountain.
What makes it even better is that several times
GREETINGS all. No doubt you've dusted the skis off and pulled your weary limbs back onto the mountain to indulge in the first tracks of the season. Of course, Goldy was born ready...
Once you step into Black Diamond lodge you soon realise you’re being attended to by genuine mountain men. All six male staff are Canadian, and just as most people assume all Australians know their beaches, you get the feeling that
Canadians know their mountains. There’s something about the laid back drawl and casual use of
A recent poll listed experiencing the local food as the main drawcard for 71% of tourists to Japan. But what ends up leaving the most lasting impression for so many is the Japanese people themselves. They’re impressed by their courtesy, consideration for other people and space, and in particular their absolute commitment to excellence.