IF there’s a good party on in Niseko, there’s a good chance NOASC's Shuujiro Oogata will be behind it… but if not, he’ll probably be there in the crowd anyway. A former pro-snowboarder and sushi chef, Shu-kun grew up in Tokyo and moved to Niseko 13 years ago, and worked at the old Big Cliff restaurant for eight years
IMAGINE this. You can’t move an inch. It feels like tonnes of cement have instantly solidified around your entire body. As you struggle to keep the snow at bay and away from your face, it relentlessly keeps filling your mouth and nose, blocking your airway as you gasp for precious oxygen. All you can hear, besides deathly silence,
With an early start to the melt, Niseko outdoor adventure companies are gearing up for an early rafting season.
While the official start to the season is generally April 12th, or a week later in late seasons, NOASC’s Ross Carty said the grade three and four rapids could come a bit earlier.
“The big water
With the recent fallout from the US sub-prime mortgage debacle, financial institutions across the globe are putting a premium on having cash in their coffers rather than loans on their books. Financial institutions with large debt are being punished in the share market as the jitters spread. This tightening of the purse strings may have begun to