New years celebrations are only a few hours away as we round off 2017. New years celebrations are basically variations on the theme and here in Niseko the main event is the annual torch relay in Grand Hirafu as a large group of skiers aand boarders assemble on Nikabe run and form the year number and ski down to the base of Kogen followed by a large fireworks display over the Alpen run.
Both Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village also have their own fireworks displays at 12:00!! There are events all over town leading into new year and parties in every bar. For more reflective souls the Hatsumonde ( first shrine visit )event at Hirafu Shrine is worth a look.
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Photography – Glen Claydon