10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 10-20 cm
Temperature: -13 °C
Wind: WNW 11 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
Another 10 cm of new snow this morning. It was beautiful day yesterday, blue sky and white snow. I enjoyed both powder and groomers! Lots of people were heading to the peak! I hope everyone had great time:)
A low pressure is covering Hokkaido today. I hope it won’t be too windy to stop main lifts. It the main lifts and gondola run, go to night closing area such as Super station at Niseko Village as it snowed a lot in late afternoon yesterday. Please check the latest lift status before you go, upper lift might be closed.
I hope this low pressure will leave lots of snow. Please drive safely.
– Maiko :)