Could this mean what we think it means?

Some talkative little birds have noticed a little increase in activity near the Family course area of the Grand Hirafu Resort.

One of Niseko’s most popular and sought-after spots in the winter for its easily accessible ski lift and gentle gradient, Family is largely empty in the green months, with most hikes and the summer lifts starting at the base of the Alpen run.

What could this sudden interest in the Family course mean? Our sources seem to think that this might the start of something special…

Brand-new Upgraded Ace Family lifts, anyone?

Watch this space.