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Niseko Hirafu Kogen lift - Top
Hokkaido

This pano was taken close to the top of the King Pair Lift #1.Still quite a bit of fresh corduroy ( untracked groomed ) runs on offer at this stage of the morning. You can see the kids on the lift with their instructor behind them heading up for a lesson.

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Uploaded: 05/10/2010
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; yotei; hokkaido; japan; outdoors; autumn; skiresort; hiking; lifts; kogen
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