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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. 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/