Grand Hirafu Opens with a Bang

An amazing opening day!!! Not many people and incredible snow. Here are some images and a short movie.

Dave warming up, 23 November 2012

Dave warming up, 23 November 2012

Brett sending it down Kokutai, 23 November 2012

Brett sending it down Kokutai, 23 November 2012

Dave flicking around a frontside 180 on Kokutai, 23 November 2012

Dave flicking around a frontside 180 on Kokutai, 23 November 2012

After a few laps we decided to stop and check out the opening ceremony.

Welcoming in the new season, 23 November 2012

Welcoming in the new season, 23 November 2012

Frozen Shinto priest, 23 November 2012

Frozen Shinto priest, 23 November 2012

Hirafu opening ceremony in a snow storm, 23 November 2012

Hirafu opening ceremony in a snow storm, 23 November 2012

The first part of this movie is actually the priest yelling out a huge blessing!

Here’s to a safe 2012-13 season.

Thanks to Brett, Dave, Conrad, Sam and Tom for helping me with filming and shooting.

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