“The over-all picture has definitely improved in Niseko, since last Saturday night, the base lift elevation has received a total of around 35-40cm of new snow with a more intense drop rate higher on the hill,” said White.
“Grand Hirafu ski lift company has announced it will crank the bull wheels of the first lifts for the current winter season Tuesday December 1.
“Around the Hokkaido neighbourhood some resorts have opened lifts in the last few days. Rusutsu East Mountain has Isola Gondola and one chair spinning, Kiroro has 3 chairs going, Teine, Kokusai, Nakayama-toge and Furano all have some lifts going now so if you have wheels there are lifts and turns on offer.
“The outlook has a small low entering our region around mid-afternoon today further snow is forecast into tonight.
NEWS JUST IN – GAME ON FOLKS!! The Lift Company has just announced that Hirafu Niseko lift operations will commencetomorrow Tuesday December 1st.
Ace Quad from at the base of Hirafu opens at 8:30am and will transport skiers and riders up to Ace # 3 double chair where grooming has been done and ready for our Tuesday morning program of FIRST TURNS for Winter 2015- 2016