Our First Runs For The Season In Niseko

Snow-loving Experience Niseko staffers hit the slopes at Grand Hirafu in the opening week of the 2016/17 season.


Experience Niseko team rejoice: to an action-packed 2016/17 season in Niseko.

If there's one thing most of the Experience Niseko team love to do, it's hitting the famous slopes of Niseko. After all, we're lucky enough to live in one of the most wonderful places inthe world with arguably the best snow, so it's only natural we want to hit it as often as possible. Did someone say, lunch break?

There's always a great buzz around the office when the first snow falls in Hirafu each season. Then there's the undeniable excitement amongst the team when the lifts open for the very first time each year. With the official opening of Grand Hirafu last Saturday, our team have been taking advantage of their downtime and getting out for some mountain time as much as possible this week. For some, it was their first run for the season, and for others, their first runs in Niseko ever.

Here's just a few of our favourite moments from opening week, as captured by our snow-loving team:

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Morning sunlight at Grand Hirafu with beautiful Mt Yotei as the backdrop.


Experience Niseko staffer Hidde (right) with his friend on the slopes at Grand Hirafu.

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Snowboarders out at Grand Hirafu.

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Glorious view of Mt Yotei from the ski lift at Grand Hirafu.

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Snowboarder and Experience Niseko staffer, Acme, enjoying the great condition!

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Up, up and away: on the lifts at Grand Hirafu.