Skateboarding Hirafu-zaka

As Niseko residents prepare for the inevitable arrival of winter, the first snowfall (Hatsu Yuki 初雪) this year is considerably later than usual.

Most locals have some kind of theory about what this will mean for the coming season, but there is one thing everyone agrees on – it snows a lot in Niseko on any given season.

Although skiing and snowboarding is not possible just yet, last weekend local jeweler HASHA and DAI-CHAN from SEED BAGEL AND COFFEE COMPANY took advantage of some good weather and the completion of the first upper section of Hirafu-zaka to put in some turns of a different kind.

The newly completed first stage of the upper Hirafu-zaka redevelopment, 5 November 2012

The newly completed first stage of the upper Hirafu-zaka redevelopment, 5 November 2012

The new section of road is perfect for skateboarding!

Dai-chan and Hasha warming up, 11 November 2012

Dai-chan and Hasha warming up, 11 November 2012

Dai-chan gettin down, 11 November 2012

Dai-chan gettin down, 11 November 2012

Yeah, 11 November 2012

Yeah, 11 November 2012

We have been getting great results shooting with the ION Air Pro over the summer – the camera is very easy to work with and reliably delivers great results in any shooting conditions.

Dai-chan getting some sweet POV action with the ION , 11 November 2012

Dai-chan getting some sweet POV action with the ION , 11 November 2012

Hasha carving around the camera for the set shot, 11 November 2012

Hasha carving around the camera for the set shot, 11 November 2012

Hasha with a nice nose grab carve, 11 November 2012

Hasha with a nice nose grab carve, 11 November 2012

Carve soul brother, 11 November 2012

Carve soul brother, 11 November 2012

New public spaces opening up in Hirafu village – freedom on polyurethane wheels.

Dai-chan, 11 November 2012

Dai-chan, 11 November 2012

Let it snow!

  1. are they not burying the power lines?
    or perhaps it is just a later phase of the development

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