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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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Annupuri Peak Hut
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On Top of Mt Annupuri Hut
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Annupuri Peak 2 - Feb 28th 2010
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Annupuri Peak Hut - Summer
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Niseko Hirafu - Fujiwara
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Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way
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Hirafu above the single chairlift
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Niseko Hirafu Between the King 4 and Ace 4 lifts
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Top of the Hirafu Ace Pair Lift # 4 - Autumn
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Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside
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Niseko Hirafu - Top of the King Hooded Triple Lift # 3
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Annupuri Jumbo Pair Lift #4 - Bottom
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The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium02
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