Ready to hit the Niseko mountain

Feb 2012:  the trip of a lifetime. Away with some of my best mates, four good men who can hold a drink, and the snow…..knee deep powder all morning…. again. It’s been snowing almost a meter every night, and the runs have been amazing. We got some blue sky to go with it – unbelievable. Doing the walk up to the top of the mountain today. I thought I’d do some research on the area.

The Niseko United ski and snowboard area is built around the natural terrain and beauty that attracts snowboarders and skiers here from all over the world every year. The consistant winds from Siberia meet the moisture over the sea of Japan producing an average of 14 meters of powder every season. Unique with it’s low altitude dry powder at 8% moisture content, Niseko’s snow is something you must experience under your skis or snowboard!

Still snowing in #niseko, getting ready to hit the mountain again.

Taken at Niseko Hirafu Village, Japan

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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