Downhill Mountain Biking in Niseko 2014

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Tomorrow Grand Hirafu Mountain Bike Park opens for the 2014 summer season of thrills and spills. Now in it’s 3rd year this year the trail has been dramatically improved this year by the Rhythm Cycles team and eager volunteers. There have been 10 new bridges built, a variety of new sections dug out and at   …Continue Reading


On The Road with Niseko Multisport

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There are no shortage of impressive athletes in the Niseko region but one of our favourites here at 360niseko is Jess Ripper from Niseko Multisport. Jess is a sponsored triathlete who maintains a gruelling training schedule here in Niseko throughout the year which is no easy task during the long winters. Jess competes internationally and   …Continue Reading


Kabayama Elementary School Festival

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Yesterday Kabayama Elementary School on the outskirts of Hirafu village held its annual summer festival. This shot was taken during the dance performances.


A Change of Perspective

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Here at 360niseko we love Niseko, photography and panoramas, and since February we have been experimenting with aerial photography. All of the images in this post are either composite panoramas or single shots taken with a Go Pro 3. We are using the DJI Phantom and absolutely love it! Watching the seasons change around Niseko   …Continue Reading


Night Fury – A Snowboarding movie from Niseko

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Every year it is always amazing to see so many talented film makers, photographers and athletes from around the world visiting the Niseko region to shoot. Night Fury is a fictional snowboarding short film by New Zealander Heath Patterson starring Jakob Koia, Nick Brown and Connor Harding shot entirely at night. Really nice to see   …Continue Reading


One for the road

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Well it looks like summer has finally returned to Niseko after a few dismal weeks of cloudy, rainy weather. Here is the proof….the good old 360niseko weather station today! 22 degrees and the last of the snow on Mt.Yotei has almost disappeared. Wishing all of you in the southern hemisphere a spectacular winter season. Food   …Continue Reading


Winging it off Mt.Yotei

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Regular 360niseko followers will remember our post in April about Pepijn’s exceptional hike up Mt. Yotei and paragliding flight down….. well here is the follow up video and some additional images. In a nutshell, the original plan was to fly into the crater from the summit, but this was impossible due to strong winds. A   …Continue Reading


Mt.Yotei looking greener than green

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We can’t get enough of Mt.Yotei…. year after year, all through the seasons. After last weeks hot weather in Niseko temperatures have returned to normal for this time of year in the low to mid 20′s. It is not unusual for people visiting in winter to not see Mt.Yotei for days or even weeks on   …Continue Reading


Niseko Wintery Dream

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Winter is never far from our minds… This shot was taken at around 150 meters altitude above The Orchards Niseko back in February.


Summer Kicks in Hard and Fast

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This year Summer has arrived early. Here in Niseko we are used to maybe a month of hot weather throughout late July and August. This year that has not been the case. For the last week temperatures have been in the mid to high 20′s and today the mercury is forecast to rise to 31   …Continue Reading