We've been on the lookout for an English language guide to powder skiing in Japan. The Niseko Backcountry Map fits the bill!
Produced by Rob Thompson of Hokkaido Wilds, the Niseko Backcountry Map is a mini guide to the amazing backcountry skiing and snowboarding around Niseko.
Along with the rest of Hokkaido, Niseko is famous for receiving huge amounts of snow. The resort does get busy however, so often the way to guarantee fresh tracks is to head into the backcountry.
The Niseko Bakcountry Map is beautifully produced in Japan on water resistant, recyclable synthetic paper. One side of the map covers the mountains around Niseko and shows a wealth of backcountry lines to explore. The reverse of the map shows the legendary Mt Yotei. There's also some really useful text descriptions of areas and routes, along with some general info on backcountry skiing in the area.
Check out the Niseko Backcountry Map here >