Let's start from Niseko, Hokkaido Japan!
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January 30th, 2009 – by: yishao
We spent 6 days in Niseko, one of the most popular ski resorts in Japan. The Hirafu ski resort is the biggest one among the four in Niseko area. But it's not just because it is the biggest one there that makes it one of the most popular ski destination. It's because the view that you can see from the top and the slopes of Hirafu, the view of the Mt. Yotei, which the locals named it asMt. Ezo-Fuji because it looks so much like the famous Fuji Mt.
Since it's so famous and so popular, so we couldn't waste any chance that we can to explore the powder world of Hokkaido. We arrived Sapporo, which is also the home to the famous Japanese beer "Sapporo", the day before we set our feet in the deep snow in Hirafu.
So, we took an early train to Niseko and couldn't wait any second to ski/snowboard when we arrive Hirafu. The weather is perfect for skiing and snowboarding, the snow is good, the view is amazing, the only thing sucks is the food at the hill top restaurant. Literally, you have to wait in the line for 20 mins to buy the "food tickets" and another 30 mins to get your food. With the perfect snow outside, I spent 50 mins waiting for my food and finish it in 5 mins. 5 mins.....how are you going to really taste the food? Well, unless you want to spend 90 mins or so sitting in a room while the perfect powder is exhausted by the crowds outside on the slopes. I bet you will also finish your food in 5 mins. I promise you. ^_^
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