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December 29, 2012

Niseko – Japan

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Hirafu.

I made it to Niseko. Actually I have been here for a week and this is the first time I have got the camera out. This is the early morning going up the Ace Quad chair at Hirafu in Niseko. The lifts start operating at 8:30am.

Ace quad chair
Ace Quad chair

This is the ridge to skiers right of the Ace quad chair. It has been pretty much tracked out because there had not been any snow overnight except wind-blown stuff.

super Ridge
Super Ridge

On the way to the Seico-mart konbini store, I saw this guy blowing snow out of the car park of Hokkaido Tracks. I love snow machinery.

Blowing snow
Blowing snow.

This is Mount Yotei, a dormant strato-volcano to the west of Niseko. It last erupted about three thousand years ago. The sea is just behind it somewhere.

Mount Yotei
Mount Yotei

This is looking up the road at Hirafu towards the ski slopes.

Hirafu ski slopes
Hirafu ski slopes

There are heaps of vans selling hot dogs and other types of foods and snacks.

Food van
Food van

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