Opening Day Postponed for Grand Hirafu

Warm weather and rain has continued unabated for the last few days which has melted the recent snowfall significantly all over the mountain.

Mt Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort has postponed their scheduled opening day tomorrow until further notice.

That’s right no first tracks tomorrow. Here is the sad sight around Hirafu today.

Slushy, 22 November 2013

Slushy, 22 November 2013

Route 343, 22 November 2013

Route 343, 22 November 2013

Hakunso, 22 November 2013

Hakunso, 22 November 2013

Scratchy tracks, 22 November 2013

Scratchy tracks, 22 November 2013

The top of Hirafu-zaka, 22 November 2013

The top of Hirafu-zaka, 22 November 2013

Hirafu Village with Mt.Yotei in the distance, 22 November 2013

Hirafu Village with Mt.Yotei in the distance, 22 November 2013

Wild weather is expected Monday and then strong cold front moving into the region Tuesday which should result in the first big blizzard for the 2013-2014 season.

It is possible Grand Hirafu will not open until the November 30 but the resort will open as soon as it can. Fingers crossed for first tracks mid next week.

Have a great weekend!

  1. Hi Glen, The delay is very disappointing for all but you still do a great job bringing the current Niseko into our homes.
    Your photo’s of around town do a great job showing those from afar whats happening.
    Thanks.
    Only 28 day to go !!!

    • Hi Greg, Thanks very much for the feedback. Yes it is a bummer the resort isn’t opening this weekend but fingers crossed for next week. December is one of my favorite times to ride!! Great snow and lots of features to ride, by Feb we have usually had so much snow that lots of the natural features get flattened out. Thanks for following!

  2. Virginia says:

    Hi Greg we are thinking of coming over to Niseko for the first time in the first two weeks of december do you think the snow will be about for us at this time?
    Cheers Virg

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