Starting off the winter season with a large snowfall in town, Niseko Grand Hirafu opened on the 24 November, 2018. Waiting all year round for Niseko's infamous powder snow to return, snow lovers woke up early to catch the very first lift to the top of the mountain. 

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Skiers catching the first lift up to the mountain.

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Skiing in fresh snow. 

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Niseko Village, Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Hanazono are set to open more lifts over the next few weeks. 

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