Inspired by one of the world’s ultimate powder and groomer destinations, the K2 Niseko Pleasures takes its name from the Niseko region of Hokkaido, Japan. Tweaked and tested-and-approved by long-time K2 Snowboarding Team Rider Yo Amagai, we’ve tapped into the locals’ knowledge to develop the best possible tool for riding powder and groomers. The Niseko Pleasures is built for the advanced to expert snowboarder, and features our smooth-flexing Bambooyah™ Pro Core and biaxial fiberglass lay-up sandwiched between a hard, fast Carbon Infused 5500 Sintered Race Base, waxable P-Tex sidewalls, and a snow-shedding SnoPhobic™ topsheet. The tip and tail shape, a wider-than-normal waist width, and 20mm of taper all work in perfect harmony to glide through powder and keep the nose well above the snow for easy navigation and maneuverability. The mid-wide shape allows riders to downsize ~5cm from their normal snowboard length without sacrificing float, and the Niseko Pleasures’ tapered directional shape helps the tail sink while easing turn initiation and exit for effortless edge changes on any terrain.