A Brave New Season

With the fantastic weather earlier today it was time to take a look around.

The mellow Shiribestu river, 3 December 2012

The mellow Shiribestu river, 3 December 2012

The slow build up, 3 December 2012

The slow build up, 3 December 2012

Surprising to see such a build up of snow around the Shiribetsu river near Hirafu train station.

Mt.Annupuri looking amazing, 3 December 2012

Mt.Annupuri looking amazing, 3 December 2012

Upper Grand Hirafu with an untouched peak, 3 December 2012

Upper Grand Hirafu with an untouched peak, 3 December 2012

Mt.Annupuri is looking amazing – it shouldn’t belong beofre the peak opens….well at least the upper lifts!

Mt.Annupuri panorama from the Kutchan side, 3 December 2012

Mt.Annupuri panorama from the Kutchan side, 3 December 2012

This summer saw the demolition of quite a few large buildings including the J First and Niseko Kogen Hotels. This season also sees the completion of several large new developments including Shiki, Chalet Ivy, Hanami Townhouses and Akazora to name a few.

Hirafu Village and the big changes for the 2012-13 season, 3 December 2012

Hirafu Village and the big changes for the 2012-13 season, 3 December 2012

The 2012-13 season is off to a great start and in Hirafu there are an array of new businesses, services and attractions for everyone to enjoy and of course lots of snow!

Mt.Annupuri panorama, 3 December 2012

Mt.Annupuri panorama, 3 December 2012