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February 19, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s a perfect day for skiing today!  Now let’s go to Niseko, powder snow wonderland!

The weather was indeed nice —

but as we were approaching Niseko, snow started to fall —

 

and it was snowing heavily in Niseko, and the temperature was minus 11 degrees celsius!

….

Enjoyed skiing anyway, fully armed with a mask and a neck muffler.

How to get to Niseko?

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

It takes about 2 and a half hours to Niseko from Sapporo or Shin-Chitose Airport

by car or bus, but you could also get on a train from Sapporo.

This is the single-car train I took the other day to get to Niseko.

Doesn’t it look cute?

Mt. Yotei (aka Mr. Fuji in Hokkaido) can be seen between trees.

This is Higashiyama area in Niseko.  The photo was taken last week.

Now Niseko is completely ready and the visitors are enjoying skiing in the powder snow!

A Perfect Day for Spring Ski!

April 10, 2011 Leave a comment
Mt Yotei

Mt. Yotei

Yesterday morning, we went to Niseko for skiing. It was a perfect day for spring ski. Last year we went to Niseko ski resort on the day of -19 degrees Celsius (-2 degrees Fahrenheit), and well, it was _a bit_ cold. Yesterdays temperature was 1 C (34 F) at minimus and 12 C (54 F) at maximum, and it almost felt like spring. The picture above is the view of Mr. Yotei taken from the plateau at 1000 meters (3281 ft) on Niseko Annupuri mountain. 

Mt. Yotei from the Niseko Annupuri Mountain

 We went up farther, and this is the picture of me looking at Mt. Yotei (1898 m = 6227 ft) from  the top of the No. 4 lift (this is the highest place you can go on the Annupri Mountain by lift).

curry and beer in Niseko

Chicken & vegetable Curry and Sapporo Beer in Niseko

Of course you should enjoy Sapporo beer after skiing!  We took lunch at a restaurant “Hut King Bell” near the gondora station on the Annupri Mountain.  Dishes using locally produced potatoes are popular, and the draft beer here is fresh, because it’s directly brought from Sapporo Beer brewery.   But you might want to be careful not to have a “SUI” (skiing under the influence)!

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