Spectacular Autumn Colours

Autumn in Niseko is at it’s peak right now.

The View from the old J First Hotel site, 22 October 2012

The View from the old J First Hotel site, 22 October 2012

Brilliant roadside vines , 22 October 2012

Brilliant roadside vines , 22 October 2012

Hirafu Shrine in Izumikyo, 22 October 2012

Hirafu Shrine in Izumikyo, 22 October 2012

Autumn weather is often very unstable here in Niseko with rain followed by clear sunny spells followed by more rain cycling through out the day – this has been the pattern of the weather over the last few days.

Mt.Yotei from Hirafu village, 24 October 2012

Mt.Yotei from Hirafu village, 24 October 2012

Above the Hirafu Gondola, 24 October 2012

Above the Hirafu Gondola, 24 October 2012

Hirafu Gondola, 24 October 2012

Hirafu Gondola, 24 October 2012

With the temperatures steadily dropping at higher elevations the rain is now falling as snow. First snowfall was observed on Mt.Yotei on the 13th of October – 2 weeks later than last year.

Super ridge towards Haru-no-taki, 24 October 2012

Super ridge towards Haru-no-taki, 24 October 2012

Great time of year to take a drive, 24 October 2012

Great time of year to take a drive, 24 October 2012

When the sun does break through the scene is spectacular!

Mt. Yotei, 24 October 2012

Mt. Yotei, 24 October 2012

The exchange of seasons, 24 October 2012

The exchange of seasons, 24 October 2012

Hirafu Village Autumn magic, 24 October 2012

Hirafu Village Autumn magic, 24 October 2012

Mt.Yotei close up, 24 October 2012

Mt.Yotei close up, 24 October 2012

Ever present crows, 24 October 2012

Ever present crows, 24 October 2012

Mt.Yotei close up sunset, 24 October 2012

Mt.Yotei close up sunset, 24 October 2012

Old man winter is coming.

A dusting on Mt Annupuri, 24 October 2012

A dusting on Mt Annupuri, 24 October 2012

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