A massive climax (full depth) avalanche occurred in the Backbowl(Kohzan no sawa) on 19-20 Apr.
Dangers of a massive climax (ground) avalanche is getting to be rise in the Backbowl, Osawa SE facing 1000m area and Higashione area as the temperature rises in late April. The Niseko Annupuri Avalanche Prevention Committee, organized by the Niseko Avalanche Research Center, concerned ski resorts, and the towns of Niseko and Kutchan, does not recommend backcountry skiing and snowboarding, but honors your decision to do so and encourages you to take measures to ensure your own safety.
Please be aware of the avalanche danger when you ride in the backcountry and comply with Niseko Avalanche Info and Ski Patrol instructions.
Make sure to check out the Niseko Avalanche Info page before going skiing or snowboarding in Niseko.