Niseko-Annupuri Summit Hike (G3)

Niseko

G3 is one of two of the essential hikes leading to the legendary Niseko Back Bowls

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
507 m
Ascent
107 m
Descent
0 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
29˚
Niseko-Annupuri Summit Hike (G3) Map

This hike is essential to accessing the Niseko/Annupuri back bowls. It is approximately a 15 minute bootpack that is well trodden and very popular on a sunny day. It is is accessed via Gate 3. Check the local Nadare Forecast (linked below) for avalanche conditions and gate openings.

Description

Access the boot pack by exiting Gate 3, just above the King Lift 4. If accessing the gate from the Ace Pair Lift 4, traverse hard to the skiers left, aiming for the summit station of the King Lift 4. It is much easier to access via the King Lift 4.

http://niseko.nadare.info/

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

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