5 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 10 cm
Temperature: -7 °C
Wind: N 17 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: NNW 3 m/s
It’s snowing lightly outside. It snowed heavily yesterday afternoon. The road was super icy and slippy last night…
10 cm of new snow fall is not enough to cover old tracks. I might go to Hanazono and check the snow condition. If the condition is not right, I just enjoy the groomers. Hanazono has many fun items on the slopes such as waves, kickers, banks etc. So I never get bored if there is no fresh snow!
There are many small low pressure around Hokkaido. More snow is coming, please ride and drive safely today.
– Maiko :)