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Hirafu above the single chairlift
Hokkaido

Above the Niseko Hirafu single chair lift. This spot sees alot of action through the season as it is the access point to hike the peak.When i first started coming to Hirafu in 2002 not many people hiked to the peak but nowdays it seems like the most people do - sometimes you can see a solid line of hikers along the ridge line all the way to the peak from lower down on the mountain.

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Tags: niseko; hirafu; hiking; peak; skiing; snowboard
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