Annupuri Backside Return (Goshikionsen lot)

Niseko

Route 58 Return to the closer of two cleared roads from the backside of Annupuri

Freeride Skiing Easy

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
59 m
Descent
21 m
Low Point
752 m
High Point
799 m
Gradient
12˚
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Annupuri Backside Return (Goshikionsen lot) Map

Description

While the Goshikionsen lot is closer than the Weiss lot, it requires a short skin. Skiers without skins can easily enough shuffle along this generally flat road but snowboarders without snowshoes may have a difficult time, particularly when in deep snow.

This is the shorter, more straightforward route back that is easier with skins, particularly in deep snow but if in an emergency, the Goshikionsen lot is generally more populated, with a small onsen at the parking lot. If you are in a life threatening situation, it is important to alert authorities through proper medium if possible, and note this is the closest, easiest lot to reach when time is important. That said, expect to be on your own when dropping off at the relatively distant, northwest side of Niseko United.

These returns should only be attempted if the group has placed a car at one of the lots, or has the ability to call for a taxi. There are no amenities or shuttle services at either of the parking lots.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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