We smashed the JapPow in Kiroro!!
We had heard from David Harrison from Harro’s Snow Sports in Niseko that several days of sun had baked the snow but as we arrived, so did the new snow and it didn’t stop in 3 days, so freshies every day. We chose to go to Kiroro (an hour drive) because they have opened up the back country around the resort. So after filling in the appropriate paperwork at the new Mountain Club desk and a really good cup of coffee (also new to the resort) we hit the first gate to the back country areas. We have skied these areas before but as instructors doing the correct thing regards safety with our clients, Ski Patrol has turned a blind eye to us, however it’s always been a concern to us and others. The new system they have is simply great and safe. After skiing most of the day in knee to waist deep fresh snow with smiles all round, we decided it was time to hand in our electronic passes which are also new this season, sign out with the Mountain Club people and head for the van. Getting our boots off then cranking the heater up gave way to much chatter about the days breakthroughs and epic powder adventures. We will be returning to this amazing resort again with our groups each week with more breakthrough moments giving our clients more skill development and technique to enable them to ski more challenging terrain.