First Snowfall Hits Mt.Annupuri

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Last night the temperature plunged to -5 and today the expected top temperature in Kutchan will be 8. With the dip in temperatures and rainfall yesterday hopes were high for some snow accumulation on Mt. Annupuri peak….BINGO! On the north face of Mt.Yotei the new snowfall reached the top of the tree line. With one   …Continue Reading


Niseko Auto Free Rental Prize

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The team at Niseko Auto have a great prize up for grabs until the end of the month! “Only 9 days left to win a free 4wd van week rental!! Either like Niseko Auto on facebook or better yet email us at info@nisekoauto.com and tell us what you like and/or how we can improve our   …Continue Reading


Mt. Yotei Diamonds

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Mt.Yotei put on an impressive show this morning. Yesterday a strong cold front moved through the region resulting in a fresh layer of snow almost to the tree line on Mt.Yotei. There is no snow accumulation visible on Mt.Annupuri from Hirafu village just yet but it won’t be long. As the seasons change so does   …Continue Reading


The Northern Sky: Episode 1

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Surfing legend Gerry Lopez teams up with Niseko local legend Taro Tamai from Gentem for some soul turns in and around Niseko. ” An arriving swell. Falling snow. Two forces, or one and the same? Two board sports legends, Pipeline master Gerry Lopez and snowsurf pioneer Taro Tamai, have spent a lifetime practicing the art   …Continue Reading


Kiroro Snow World Awaits

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A great view from the top of Kiroro Snow World


Ski Lodge Interior Design Essentials

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This is the second in a series of guest posts from Niseko Projects, where Dominic Wehner discusses property development and leads clients through the process of building and maintaining properties in the Niseko area. A Ski-Lodge or ‘chalet’ often evokes strong images and feelings of rustic natural materials and textures and perhaps even a feeling   …Continue Reading


Another dusting on Mt.Yotei

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With the fist day of October we have been greeted this morning with another dusting on Mt.Yotei!! It may be snow…it may be frost but whatever it is it’s white and it’s coming this way. E X C I T I N G


Niseko Arts and Craft Festival

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Hotel Chalet Ivy presents its 2nd Niseko Craft Art Festival 2014: An Exhibition by Niseko Artisans, featuring the works of 14 Niseko artisans and 2 special guests from abroad. The exhibition opens 4 October and continues through to 13 October 2014. Organised by Hotel Chalet Ivy and directed by Nobuhiro Ichimatsu, this year’s exhibition showcases   …Continue Reading


Dreamland

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Looking down on Mt Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort last season….ahh not long now!


No Turning Back

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In March I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with Warren Miller Entertainment shooting stills throughout their 10 day shoot in the Niseko region for their next feature film ‘No Turning back’. This year the guys were shooting a snowboarding segment featuring Seth Wescott, Rob Kingwill and local shredder Nobuyoshi Chiba. For   …Continue Reading