Advanced Raiding Party
This morning we managed to hike up to the top of the Ace #2 Center 4 lift and take a closer look at the snow and score our first tracks in Hirafu for the season.
It is easy to see why only the upper half of the mountain will be open in Granf Hirafu as there is still not enough snow -the base has not really solidified. Pushing down to get more power out of turns doesn’t help as the base is really soft. The riding is quite slow on the flatter sections….plus the snow is thigh deep!
For anyone heading up tomorrow have a great day and 3 cheers for the start of the 2016-17 season in Niseko! Hip hip hooray!