First Snow Video of 2016/17 Season - Witness Here!

The first snow clip of Mt. Yotei from Hirafu.

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Yes, fellow powder snow chasers, mark October 7th as the date of the first snowfall date on Mt. Yotei for 2016/17 season.

With some light hailing and cold wind last night, the locals in Niseko woke up to a huge excitement: winter is REALLY coming!! Mt. Yotei is covered with a layer of white sprinkle we all have been waiting for! See the clip below:

As of now, here are the opening dates for the four resorts of Niseko United, posted on Niseko United site:

Niseko Annupuri: November 23, 2016 (Wed) - May 7, 2017 (Sun)

Niseko Village: December 1, 2016 (Tue) - April 2, 2017 (Sun)

Niseko Grand HIRAFU: November 23, 2016 (Wed) - May 7, 2017 (Sun)

Niseko HANAZONO: December 3, 2016 (Sat) - April 2, 2017 (Sun)

Curious what the top of Mt. Yotei is like today? Here are some shots captured near the Ezo Fuji Hut (Pictures from Ezo Fuji Hut facebook).