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Niseko Snowboard Adventure

Niseko, Hokkaido is a famous ski resort in Japan known for having piles of light powder snow annually. They receive the “Siberian Pennisula” effect which can see over 1 meter in some single day snowfall. We enjoyed a good variety of powder and groomed days. The ski runs are towards beginner/intermediate level along great tree runs.

The resort is about 2.5 hours via bus rom Sapporo airport and the mountain village itself is great attraction with many Japanese onsens & delicious local eateries.

This was a planned visit prior to leaving Vancouver. It was one of our “must see” for this journey and Niseko was an incredible snowboard experience that we will look forward to again.

 

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Arriving in Sapporo airport via local carrier.

 

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Mount Youtei – active volcano and visiable from resort and highway

 

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Main village road – heated sidewalks for pedestrian. Very helpful when they get heavy snowfall.

 

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Shuttle we hopped on from the Japanese onsen spa

 

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Picking up our rental equipment.

 

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One of the main gondola

 

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Holding on very tight on this single chair lift.

 

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Resort staff saying hello and welcome

 

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It’s snowing!

 

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Sunset

 

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Lounging in the snow

 

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Japanese Izakaya as apres, priceless

 

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Excellent pizzeria

 

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Hokkaido style miso ramen with thick egg noodle.

 

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The effects of heated sidewalk while snowing

 

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