Niseko Backcountry English Map now available!
Thinking of venturing into the Niseko Backcountry on your trip? This waterproof, tear-resistent map detailing various Backcountry routes, which has just been released in English, is the perfect companion for your adventure
Niseko is graced with an abundance of powdery snowfall each year, and with it's growing popularity as a ski and snowboard destination, popularity is also growing with exploring untracked terrain outside of ski resort boundaries.
A comprehensive map titled Niseko Backcountry has been developed that aims to inform foreign visitors on Backcountry skiing routes in the Niseko mountain range and neighbouring areas.
Created in collaboration with numerous local Niseko stakeholders - including local guides, skiers, ski patrol, local council, avalanche prevention committees and ski area management - this map provides visitors with safe routes to take, as well as information on safety precautions to help avoid accidents.
Place names are written in both English and Japanese, with approximately 50 routes shown. It also includes vital information on what to do in case of emergency, being prepared for an avalanche, locations of close parking and more.
The waterproof, tear-resistant and foldable map is a must for anyone venturing into the backcountry. It's available for purchase for ¥2,000, with proceeds from the sales donated towards mountain volunteer groups and NPOs in the Niseko area. Pick yours up today from one of the following local stockists:
|Alpenglow Lodges Niseko Ginkei||Annupuri (Niseko)|
|Annupuri Lodge||Annupuri (Niseko)|
|Hokkaido Ski Club||Hirafu (Niseko)|
|Moiwa Lodge||Moiwa (Niseko)|
|Offshore Snowshapes||Annupuri (Niseko)|
|PowBar Cafe||Niseko Town|
|Rhythm Base||Hirafu (Niseko)|
|Whiteroom Tours||Hirafu Niseko|
Going into the backcountry unprepared can be extremely dangerous. Please be sure to read all disclaimers located on the back of the map and be up to date with all Niseko Rules before your trip. For those new to Backcountry travel, it is recommended that you accompany an experienced group or hire a local guide.
To build your Backcountry excitement levels, take a look at a few of our previous trip reports here and here.