Mountain Biking and Softball in Niseko July 7 2009, 9:55pm via

the 2nd Annual Softball classic at Niseko Hirafu Sun Sports

the 2nd Annual Softball classic at Niseko Hirafu Sun Sports

Last weekend saw a great variety of events take place in the Niseko area organized by different local groups. As well as plenty of other things to do some of the local food establishments re opened for the summer season.

Saturday and Sunday saw 2 days of mountain bike action; the Grand Hirafu Bike Challenge. This event was a great success thanks to NisekoMTB and Grand Hirafu. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap any shots but if you are interested why don’t you head over to theNiseko Tourism webpage where they have a little wrap up. For those coming here August 30th to September 6th 2009 there will be many more cycling events as part of Niseko Cycle Week.

Sunday saw the 2nd Annual Softball Classic take place, like the Grand Hirafu Bike Challenge numbers were down but it couldn’t stop the fun of friendly softball between two teams selected on the day.

What ever season you come to Niseko whether it be winter, spring, summer or autumn there are plenty of things to do and if you time it right you will always be given the great locals Niseko welcome and chance to join in a myriad of events and activities that are organized throughout the year.

Also I would like suggest to check out Joels new article across at about salmon fishing in Hokkaido. The article gives you great over view of fishing at Shankotan Peninsular 40 minutes drive from Niseko to Eastern Hokkaido. Enjoy!