Niseko is Ready For It!

Getting ready for first tracks now!

Last night a strong cold front hit Hokkaido and also arrived in the Niseko. All of the mountains in the region are coated in a decent layer of snow. Here in Niseko we have not had a accumulations settle but we have seen plenty of footage of falling snow from Kutchan and Hirafu. The snowfall early this morning left deposits as low as approximately 500m which is around the start of the Alpen Course in Grand Hirafu.

Now is the time to get your entry in for Kutchannel’s annual First Snowfall Contest

The lucky forecaster who most closely predicts the date and time of the first village level snowfall in Niseko Hirafu will win dinner and drinks for 4 at the legendary AMARU restaurant and bar.

Pre-dawn looking up towards the peak of Mt.Annupuri & Niseko Village from Higashiyama

Pre-dawn looking up towards the peak of Mt.Annupuri & Niseko Village from Higashiyama

Mt.Annupuri from Kayamama, 18 October 2017

Mt.Annupuri from Kayamama, 18 October 2017

Morning frost, 18 October 2017

Morning frost, 18 October 2017

Snow baby snow! 18 October 2017

Snow baby snow! 18 October 2017

Come on come on, 18 October 2017

Come on come on, 18 October 2017

First light over Mt.Annupuri......18 October 2017

First light over Mt.Annupuri……18 October 2017

Winter breathing down our necks in Hirafu! 18 October 2017

Winter breathing down our necks in Hirafu! 18 October 2017

Yep

Yep

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

Mt.Yotei with a nice smearing of the fresh stuff, 18 October 2017

Mt.Yotei with a nice smearing of the fresh stuff, 18 October 2017

Niseko Annupuri,,,,you look cute in white as well!!

Niseko Annupuri looking cute in white as well!!

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