Winter 2021/22 Begins

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We are well and truly in the clutches of old man winter here in Niseko and as this is written more than 60cm of powder has fallen across the area at village level and there’s a whole lot more up the top and in the forecast. It is of course the snow the brings most people to the area and it is the reason why so many are drawn to invest here. The sheer volume of snow never ceases to amaze and equates to extraordinary natural beauty and of course world class skiing.

Last season was amazing snow wise and although it is early days 2021 /22 is shaping up to be another big one.  Our snow clearing operation isn’t due to start until December 1st but we’ve already had to call in the team just to get into the office door!

Right now the only way up is on foot and there have been plenty of eager powder hounds making the most of the fresh snow before the lifts are spinning. We are lucky here  in Hirafu in that the groomed runs base is essentially just grass so it doesn’t take much for the runs to be skiable. There is often great powder skiing and snowboarding to be had straight above dot base and some walk to the base of the Center 4 lift which takes about an hour, a bit tougher going than riding the lift though!


The shot above taken on November 26th and it’s already looking pretty inviting up there! The Hirafu Village continues to grow and with this growth comes appreciation for properties in the immediate vicinity and its outlying areas making the greater Niseko area an investment opportunity and of course a fantastic place to own a holiday home. If you’re interested in more information on the Niseko property market feel free to get in touch anytime (sales@hnproperty.com) with any questions or queries.

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