As soon as the calendar flicked over to 2008, the real Niseko finally returned.
Non-stop storms buffeted us throughout most of January, giving us a good amount of snowfall almost everyday. If there wasn’t 10 or 20cm of snow deposited on top of cars overnight, it usually came down during the day.
We were even treated to a perfect bluebird day with a couple of clear morning and afternoon sessions thrown in. As soon as the sun came out, the local photographers dropped everything and hit the slopes. They snapped by far the best images of the season and we’ve put together a collection of their work on pages 21 and 22.