Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 17 February, 2017

By February 16, 2017Niseko Snow Report

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station):

12-hour snow 5 cm (estimated)
Temperature  -3 °C
Wind W 8 m/s

>>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level:

12-hour snow  3 cm
Temperature  1 °C
Wind  WNW 3 m/s

A few cm of new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. It’s good to see it’s snowing but not raining outside.

I went to Iwaonupuri yesterday for more powder run but I had to end up at half because of poor visibility. I should stop hunting snow for now and take a day off for next snow. Snow is wet and heavy today. If you go riding, better to bring a towel for after riding.

Wind will be stronger for tonight and tomorrow. I hope this storm will bring more snow, not only the wind this time.