Two backcountry skiers are hiking through a misty mountain landscape with snow covered trees near the ski resort of Kiroro on Hokaido, Japan.
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Dimensions:5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:5 February 2015
Location:Kiroro, Hokkaido, Japan
Two backcountry skiers are hiking through a misty mountain landscape with snow covered trees near the ski resort of Kiroro on Hokaido, Japan. Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is geographically ideally located in the path of consistent weather systems that bring the cold air across the Sea of Japan from Siberia. This results in many of the resorts being absolutely dumped with powder that is renowned for being incredibly dry. Some of the Hokkaido ski resorts receive an amazing average of 14-18 metres of snowfall annually! Kiroro flies under the radar relative to some of the high profile Hokkaido ski resorts nearby, but the lack of crowds is an advantage for discerning powderhounds who make the most of the abundant snow and the tree skiing. Kiroro was mentioned as one of the 20 must visit destination in Best of the World 2016 of National Geographic Traveler.