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Niseko Hirafu - Top of the King Hooded Triple Lift # 3
Hokkaido

This is the classic view that keeps people coming back to Hirafu year after year. Taken on the 12th of March 2008 - spring skiing or boarding is a great way to enjoy the views. If you look closely you can see hikers climbing Mt Yotei...maybe.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Uploaded: 01/11/2009
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; mt yotei; spring; hokkaido; japan; skiing; snowboarding
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