Archives: 2011年12月

We resume updating this blog.


This Niseko Hirafu interesting history blog, was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ski lift at Hirafu ski area (Grand Hirafu at present). On 10 December 2011, the renewed Hirafu Gondola begun operation , and we also opened a brandnew Mountain Center. Then the 51st winter season began.


This blog started in December 2009, we published 36 times. This time, based on this blog, carried out further interviews and a book “A History of Powder Skiing in Niseko ” was published. Suspending for this blog update, that is why our work was concentrated on the publication of the book. Thank you for your patience.

” A History of Powder Skiing in Niseko” English digest version and Japanese version are available. These were released on December 1, 2011. The books are sold at Hotel Niseko Alpen Shop, other shops in Grand Hirafu, major bookstores in Hokkaido and

In addition, a room of “A History of Powder Skiing in Niseko ” with an exhibition of photos and movies was opened at the the first floor of Hirafu Gondola station.

  • Date: December 10, 2011 – March 31, 2012
  • Time: 9:00 to 16:00
  • Admission: Free