10cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 15cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: Direction NE 5m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5cm
Temperature: -1 °C
Wind: Direction NE 2m/s
Day of the season? We woke up to 10cm at village level (5cm in Niseko Town) and an epic bluebird morning.
Yesterday was incredible – hardly any tourists so locals had fresh tracks wherever they went. Then it snowed yesterday afternoon and with a 10-20cm top up overnight.
Unfortunately I didn’t make it up this morning but the pics and vids are dropping. What an April!
It looks like we’re not done yet, with some mild snowfall but probably also rain coming up.
But if you can make it to Central Hokkaido this week you are likely to score!
– Yogi :)