3 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: -9 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 3 cm
Temperature: -4 °C
Wind: SW 1 m/s
I’m so happy to be back to the white world this morning! Rain changed to snow yesterday morning and snow started falling seriously in the afternoon.
I’m going to Grand Hirafu and hike up to the peak if the gate opens. I need to check the avalanche information as avalanche risk might be high after the warm weather and this snow fall. If you have a time, Kiroro might be the best choice for today. Kiroro’s got the triple score of new snow fall this morning.
More new snow will fall tonight. Have a great weekend!
– Maiko :)