After the big storm…

By 18th January 2019 Niseko Snow Report

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:  -13 °C
Wind:  NW 14 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
  -6 °C
Wind: WNW 4 m/s

It’s still windy but not snowing this morning. I went to Grand Hirafu yesterday. It was very stormy and cold. Top lifts and Hanazono #3 were closed but I enjoyed lots of fresh snow from King #3 lift.

After the big storm, mountains change their shape. Snow is super deep at upper area today. Take wider/longer ski or snowboard, otherwise you will be stuck or drown in deep powder. Skiers are better wear ski tracers. It’s hard to find missing ski in this deep snow. I will go to Niseko Village and wait for Gondola running.

Winter weather system has been set and it will snow more. Have a good DAY!!

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by

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