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 usually comes towards the end of April and the Golden Week holidays (Japan’s official spring holidays April 29 – May 5),” he said.
“The water doesn’t really come up that quickly until we get a lot of rain and it warms up a little more, and based on what’s happening this year it looks like it might happen at the start of April.”
For those after a bit of an adrenalin rush, keep an eye on the water and if we do get a bit of rain and you want to don the dry suit and go for some winter white water rafting, the local companies will take you down. Try NOASC, SAS and NAC.