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Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center, First Snow 09-10 Season !
Hokkaido

First significant snowfall for the 09-10 season hit last night. This pano was taken in the welcome center carpark at around 08:30 in a brief beak in the weather. The snow kicked back in and hasn't let up - now 15:00. 

Think i will have to hike up tomorrow morning - Game ON

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Uploaded: 02/11/2009
Updated: 18/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; mt yotei; hokkaido; japan; skiing; snowboarding; first; snowfall
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