As the powder arrives so do the masses. The line-up on the way to The Peak. Image:: Niseko Photography
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This season has been a bit of a rough ride for pow-seekers in Japan. Things started off a little slow in December, but queue the Christmas-New Years period and the powder finally arrived.
As you’ll read in the latest Japan Snow Wrap, the Hokkaido snowpack is once again back in its natural late-January state. Down south in Honshu, the conditions have been a little more up and down. But with snow in the Honshu forecast this weekend, there are powder days ahead.
To celebrate, we thought we’d take a look back at our top ten moments from the month so far. Got something you think we should see? Throw it up on Instagram with a #mountainwatch or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This was a welcome sight in early Jan. Image:: Niseko Photography
The locals in Niseko wasted no time getting the goods. Image:: Glen Claydon
Mid-January stoke face. Image:: Niseko Photography
Now that is how celebrate NYD, Myoko style Image:: Myoko Snowsports
Is there a better feeling? Image:: Myoko Snowsports
The pizza box chairlift – uniquely Japanese. Image:: Ben Ey
This is the definition of face-deep! Image:: Glen Claydon Photography
Furano has been the quiet-achiever so far this year, it’s been dumping non-stop! Image:: Furano
Popping through the powder-pillows in Hirafu. Image:: Niseko Photography
It pays to have the widest skis you can when in Hokkaido. Image:: Niseko Photography