For Immediate Release

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November 4, 2009 – Lifts haven’t even opened in Niseko, but local powderhounds are lapping up the waist high powder they found yesterday after two days and nights of heavy snowfall.  This storm has accumulated 30-40 cm in the village and reports of 60cm up high, with more of the big light flakes still falling.

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Snowfalls have been early and plentiful this season in Niseko, with strong storms coming in from the Siberian Peninsula, gathering moisture across the Sea of Japan and then hitting the peaks of the Niseko region on the northern island of Hokkaido.  This ongoing weather pattern is why Niseko receives up to 16 metres of snow each season, and how it became referred to as the second snowiest resort on the planet by Forbes Traveler.


Expectations are high for a strong early season and lifts will open on November 20th.


For more information on traveling to Niseko and lodging inquiries, please go to www.nisekocountryresort.com <http://www.nisekocountryresort.com/>