15 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 20 cm
Temperature: -9.1 °C
Wind: WNW 20 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature: -4 °C
Wind: W 6 m/s
It’s very windy and white out this morning. I went to Annupuri yesterday. Groomers were beautiful and I enjoyed curving so much!
Many lifts will be closed due to strong wind today. Please check the lift status before you go. I might take a day off not riding today and go to onsen. There are so many onsen in Niseko area. There is a day trip tour you can take, too. My favorite top 3 onsen are, Yusenkaku, Makkari onsen, and Kutchan onsen. These are not super fancy but water quality is great.
This storm should go way tonight and powder days will be back soon.
– Maiko :)