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ROOM Magazine


A new free magazine dedicated to Hokkaido snowboarding is out , the first issue hit the streets in November. The first issue of the new rag is a visual story of Hokkaido winters, it has short bite size rider profiles and lots of inspiring photos. Pick a copy up at Grand Hirafu Ski Resort locations.

 

Second issue dropping later this season.







snowboarding Kozan no Sawa on Niseko Annupuri

spring powder Annupuri


12 March 2014,  Kozan no Sawa on Niseko Annupuri

rider : Hayden Buck

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first tracks on Annupuri 2014/15 season


last year on the 15 of November we got first tracks on Annupuri,  you can read about that here. This year first tracks were on the 16th but you may have been able to get tracks earlier. When we first looked at the resort at about 8am someone had already be up and ridden down and a couple of new crews were just heading out. We went home and waited as the forecast was saying snow showers in the morning with the weather breaking in the afternoon. We never expected it to get fully clear but decided to leave it until mid-morning.







dropping in on Yotei


this is a long lost photo from 27 of January 2011, check a feature here about the day Mid-Winter Youtei Hike

rider: Paul Craig

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snow cruise onze snow making.. 22nd Open


Onze Ski Jou in Sapporo or more correctly Zenibako Otaru is getting ready to open. On a quick trip into Sapporo yesterday the white line of man made snow is visible from on the Ishikari plain. Due to open on the 22nd of this month, we would say this will happen without fail, even if it is only made snow? snowing outside now here...

Snow Cruise Onze http://onze.jp/ (Japanese Only)







mid winters dream


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annupuri yotei

Annupuri and Yotei


 

 

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First Tracks on Annupuri


Two days ago after we had about 60cm of snow down on the farmlands I took a early morning hike up to the top of dai ni chairlift, that's the second chairlift on Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort. Half way up I checked the snow depth using my hiking pole and it came in at about just over the first extension lock or about 58cm.

ski pole in messruing the snow






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