New to Rhythm for the 2012/13 winter season! All new dedicated Backcountry section.
Niseko offers some of the best backcounty skiing in the world, from wide open bowls to perfectly spaced trees, the area has been blessed with perfect deep powder terrain.
The resort is full of easy to access “side country” areas and when the inbound fresh is all used up it’s easy to find endless fresh turns accessed by touring skis with skins or snoe shoes for the boarders.
If you intend to access the backcountry terrain in the Niseko region then you are going to need the right gear. New to Rhythm for the 2012/13 winter we will have a dedicated backcountry section with a large selection of the latest backcountry equipment. We will have everything you will need to get out the back and into that waist deep.
We will be stocking;
• APLINE TOURING SKIS
• TOURING BINDINGS
• AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVERS,
• TELESCOPIC POLES
• FIRST AID KITS
• ACCESSORIES AND MORE
Avalanche Safety Gear checklist
It's always possible for even the most knowledgeable and cautious backcountry skiers to get caught in an avalanche. For this reason, all backcountry skiers should always carry avalanche safety gear. This includes:
1. an avalanche beacon/transceiver
2. an avalanche shovel
3. a probe
4. a backpack
5. a backcountry skiing partner who also has rescue gear and training. Skiing alone in the backcountry is never a good idea.
6. A phone or two way radio
7. First aid kit
8. A Johhny from Mt Olympus.
Many avalanche professionals suggest also wearing an Avalung, which is a device to help you breathe if buried by snow.