An extreme terrain area marked as an Avalanche Control Operation Area lies beneath the Niseko Gondola line where access is limited and only authorised advanced level riders are permitted to enter under supervision by the ski patrol.

Advance bookings are not available due to snow conditions required for this activity. Please visit the Activity Centre or call +81 (0) 136 44 2211.

    'Mizuno no Sawa' is an area of specially controlled terrain where avalanche-controls are employed daily.

    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 9:00am to 2:00pm 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.
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