Night Riding Deep Powder in Niseko – Video

November 11th, 2019

Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman

In our opinion, Niseko United offers the best night skiing in the world. If you think otherwise, we’d be happy to hear why and where, but as far as skiing deep powder under stadium-esque flood lights, Niseko cannot be beat.

I’ve spent the last two seasons in Niseko and some of my best resort pow days – have actually been ‘pow nights’.

While it’s not surprising you’re pretty well guaranteed to ski or board straight onto your lift of your choice, what is a surprise is the level of visibility on offer at night – often better than the daylight hours.

According to the video’s powder protagonist:

“After riding powder during the morning and working all day, I got a call from my friend Toshi Pander. Niseko had relentlessly been snowing all day and he insisted we go snowboarding. I looked out at my car and it was buried in snow, again. I threw on my snowboarding gear for the second time that day and we headed up to find and film deep turns in perfect snow under the lights of the resort.”– Evan Wilcox (Snowboarder)


To see how Niseko (backcountry) compares in the daytime, check out the video Evan produced the year before – One Day in Niseko – bottomless perfection.

Snowboarding and editing: Evan Wilcox
Footage: Toshi Pander

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