Shirts off weather on the Niseko slopes

The last couple day’s in the Niseko region have been unusually warm but amazingly the snowboarding and skiing is still really good. Today Kristian Lund one of the owners of Powderlife was it town and we ventured up Hirafu to catch up and get some final turns in.

Kristian all set for his first snowboard in 2 years, 2 May 2012

Kristian all set for his first snowboard in 2 years, 2 May 2012

Loving the view, 2 May 2012

Loving the view, 2 May 2012

In the zone, 2 May 2012

In the zone, 2 May 2012

Spring style, 2 May 2012

Spring style, 2 May 2012

Threading the needle down Alpen, 2 May 2012

Threading the needle down Alpen, 2 May 2012

Great to see Kristian ripping it up on the hill again. There is something special about riding without a jacket or hat after suffering through a long cold winter. After nice run back to the bottom of Hirafu we made our way back up the lifts and ventured over to Annupuri Ski Ground. Thumbs up.

Heading up King #4 lift, 2 May 2012

Heading up King #4 lift, 2 May 2012

Sinking an edge into the corn snow, 2 May 2012

Sinking an edge into the corn snow, 2 May 2012

Annupuri - controlled burn , 2 May 2012

Annupuri - controlled burn , 2 May 2012

After working up a sweat it was on (or off) …..shirts off weather!

Shirts off weather, 2 May 2012

Shirts off weather, 2 May 2012

Vitamin D YES, 2 May 2012

Vitamin D YES, 2 May 2012

Working it, 2 May 2012

Working it, 2 May 2012

Gliding down lower Shirakaba, 2 May 2012

Gliding down lower Shirakaba, 2 May 2012

Kristian with dynamic turn down Dynamic, 2 May 2012

Kristian with dynamic turn down Dynamic, 2 May 2012

Sweet as Annupuri, 2 May 2012

Sweet as Annupuri, 2 May 2012

Excellent conditions in both Hirafu and Annupuri. Fours days left and all of the areas in Niseko United will close for the season on 7 May 2012.

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