THIS winter Black Diamond Tours has moved back to the Niseko Village base area and opened up a new office directly opposite the Milk Kobo and just a few hundred metres down the road from Black Diamond Lodge.
BD will now be running its guided powder trips from this office along with introductory snowmobile tours in the wide open farmland terrain directly in front of their location. As this magazine goes to print, BD is also just putting the finishing touches on their 6 foot indoor skate ramp so if you ride wood as well as snow, drop by for an off-snow day or evening.
For the 3rd season, BD will also be continuing to offer their popular (and free!!) 1 hour backcountry awareness seminar every Tuesday night from the new office. Access the new office with the Niseko Free Passport bus which stops right in front of the office. BD will be offering free shuttles from Hirafu for anyone interested in snowmobiling or the seminar. Shuttle meeting point is at the Hirafu Seicomart with pickups scheduled 15 minutes prior to snowmobile tour start times and at 5:45pm Tuesday nights for the seminar.
Afterwards don’t forget to stop off at the Milk Kobo to sample their famous choux cream made fresh with local dairy products, or head up to the Village gondola to see how the snow is on the East side.