MIZUNO NO SAWA – Avalanche Control Operation Area
'Mizuno no Sawa' is an area of specially controlled terrain where avalanche-controls are
Since the 2015-2016 season, the same gate as seen at access to other
uncontrolled areas has been placed at the entrance of the Avalanche Control Operation Area as
Gate No.11. Opening/closing of the gate is controlled based on the weather conditions, snowfall
and snow conditions at all time. Skiing in the area is available when the gate opens. Please
make sure your safety equipment/gear is prepared in advance and to read and observe the Niseko
Rules. The Gate No.11 opens 9:30am to 2:30pm daily. There is no advance notice of its daily
opening. Please follow the patrol staffs’ instruction at the gate when you enter the area.
Please note there will be no staff at the gate when it closes and your entry to the area shall
be strictly prohibited.
Haru no Taki (Hirafu side of Gondola line) next to Mizuno no Sawa is
strictly off limits.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Contact for further information :
Niseko Village +81-136-44-2211