BEACON, probe, shovel. If you spend more time hiking for fresh lines than you do in lift queues the B-P-S should be your A-B-C.
When it comes to probes, you want something that assembles quickly, is light weight, sturdy enough to get through any hard pack and long enough to deal with Niseko’s massive base.
The Black Diamond QuickDraw Guide Probe 300’s extra-long length, lightweight aluminium tubes, and one-motion deployment design makes setup extremely fast when seconds count.
Available from Toyru: ¥6405. Tel: 0136 21 4055.