Free backcountry safety seminars this season

By 12th December 2009 August 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

THEY say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but we can tell you that free snow safety advice exists… well, in Niseko anyway.

Black Diamond Tours will be holding free backcountry safety seminars throughout the season, with the first on Tuesday, December 22.

The seminars, held below the new BD Tours Hirafu office in Yuki Bar (on Family-Zaka St), will be on weekly on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm, and aim to inform both locals and tourists on the basics about Niseko and its backcountry.

Topics covered will include Niseko Local Rules, the resort’s unique gate system, a discussion on equipment, and basic terrain awareness and assessment, before opening the floor to a Q&A session.

Each week, the seminar will conclude with a frantic search for a beacon that has been cunningly hidden in the snow somewhere outside the BD Tours office (whoever finds it first gets a free beer!).

After the seminar, Yuki Bar will be putting on drink specials afterwards, so you can drink up and forget everything you just learned!

These backcountry safety seminars are brought to you by Black Diamond Tours, Yuki Bar and proudly supported by Powderlife.

For more information call: BD Tours on 090 2054 8687or email

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