A Return To Powder Days

The non-believers and the naysayers were ready to write off the season after a few days of glorious sunshine (and a few less than glorious days). But long-time Niseko powder hounds know that just like death and taxes, you can count on powder days in Niseko! It was the second day in a row of reasonably heavy snowfall, with it still puking down while we were riding (there was a good 10cm on the car after being parked at the gondola for 2 hours this morning!).

While it wasn’t bottomless, it was certainly deeeeep, dry and super light – all fantastic ingredients for a good morning out on the mountain. Great way to spend this public holiday (Emperor’s Birthday).

But, enough with the words, have a look at some of the shots that Powdershots took in Grand Hirafu this morning.

White smoke monster - Konayuki, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

White smoke monster – Konayuki, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Plenty of Powder - Konayuki, Grand Hirafu December 23rd 2013

Plenty of Powder – Konayuki, Grand Hirafu December 23rd 2013

Body shots - Konayuki, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Body shots – Konayuki, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Snow-mo - Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Snow-mo – Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Ben - Konayuki, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Ben – Konayuki, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Waist deep - Miharashi, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Waist deep – Miharashi, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Grab - Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Grab – Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Puking - Miharashi, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Puking – Miharashi, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013

Happiness is - Konayuki, Grand Hirafu - December 23rd, 2013

Happiness is – Konayuki, Grand Hirafu – December 23rd, 2013