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Top of the Hirafu Ace Pair Lift # 4 - Autumn
Hokkaido

Shot on a fantastic clear autumn day. Really happy with the view in this panorama as you can see all of the upper half of the Hirafu ski resort and part of every lift down to Hanazono, the peak hut, the top Niseko Village and even lake Toya. This pano also shows how much autumn grooming goes on - you can see how the resort staff have been clearing the sasa bamboo grass from the runs...not long now until winter !!!

Copyright: Glen claydon
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Uploaded: 04/10/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; yotei; hokkaido; japan; outdoors; autumn; skiresort; hiking; lifts
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