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: -0.6 °C
Wind: SW 7.4 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: 0 °C
Wind: SW 2 m/s
Some new snow covers on the ground again this morning. I went Grad Hirafu opening yesterday and had a great first run of the season. Snow was in good condition!
Annupuri ski resort starts 18-19 season today! Only Utopia course at upper area near #3 lifts is open, but we can use Gondola to get there and down. I hope visibility won’t get too bad quickly. So if you are keen, get out of the bed now and go earlier.
The temperature will start going up again. Enjoy the white day today!!
– Maiko :)