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NisekoAnnupuriSki area is a ski resort located in the Niseko area of NisekoTown, Abuta District, Hokkaidō, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a vast snow resort stretching from Niseko Annupuri’s summit (elevation 1,308.5 m) to its base, and it is famous for its fine-quality powder snow.

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