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February Powder Weeks

From: Powder Detours

February powder in Niseko is proving quite the roller coaster this year. We’re experiencing massively contrasting conditions from last week to this week. With one of the biggest snow storms of the year hitting Japan right now …

Video: Powder Detours does Asahidake

From: Powder Detours

Last month we spent a very fun week over in Central-Hokkaido, exploring the local resorts of Furano, Tomamu and Asahidake. This is a little stop-motion video from one glorious sunshiny day at Asahidake…

Fresh lines at Asahidake…

Niseko Blue Bird Powder

From: Powder Detours

Tristan laying it WAY over in the powWhat started out as a variable visibility day, turned out to be a real cracker! As always we started our first Powder Detour for 2013 in Niseko. It’s not very …

Another Amazing Season

From: Powder Detours

A typical overnight snowfall in HokkaidoThe snow fall in Hokkaido has been very consistent this season… although, that’s actually quite the understatement. Since the start of December there have only been three days where it HASN’T snowed …

Hokkaido and Colorado compared

From: Powder Detours

It’s that time of year again; when the high-altitude resorts like Whistler and Vale are getting big early dumps and our pre-season envy begins in Hokkaido. But then all of a sudden, Niseko pops up on the …

Soooo much snow!

From: Niseko Academy Snowsports School

Wow! It hasn’t stopped snowing for about 17 days now. The word on the street is that this could well be the best December on record. 4.3 meters so far and the snow just keeps …