First Tracks in Hirafu

Thanks for the shots Andrew and Tsutomu - love your work!

It is raining in Niseko today but the next dump is due to hit tomorrow…anyway happy memories from yesterday!

After the last few dumps the mountain has certainly been looking ripe for the ‘First Tracks‘ picking. It looks like there have been quite a few people scoring First Tracks this season and yesterday again looked prime – a few eager friends headed up and sent us a few glory shots! The first batch are from Andrew who set off early to make the most of the November pow higher up on the mountain. Andrew tapped out at the the top of the Center 4 lift and scored some “surprisingly” sweet turns.

Morning hike - Alpen course, 7 November 2016

Morning hike – Alpen course, 7 November 2016

Upper Hirafu and the base of the new high speed quad lift, 7 November 2016

Upper Hirafu and the base of the new high speed quad lift, 7 November 2016

Solitary line, 7 November 2016

Solitary line, 7 November 2016

Shredders

A bit behind Andrew was Tsutomu and his friend who also hiked to the same spot and scored possibly the first few faceshots of the season!

Hiking up from .Base in Hirafu, 7 November 2016

Hiking up from .Base in Hirafu, 7 November 2016

Storm living the dream, 7 November 2016

Storm living the dream, 7 November 2016

Dropping in, 7 November 2016

Dropping in, 7 November 2016

Yesssss, 7 November 2016

Yesssss, 7 November 2016

Early November powder in Hirafu!

Early November powder in Hirafu!

Creamy pow?

Creamy pow?

Straight lining it! 7 November 2016

Straight lining it! 7 November 2016

In the groove, 7 November 2016

In the groove, 7 November 2016

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