Beautiful super moon!!

By 21st February 2019 Niseko Snow Report

2 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.


Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 5 cm
Temperature:  -5 °C
Wind:  WNW 4 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 2 cm
  -1 °C
Wind: W 1 m/s

The sky is clear up and I can see the beautiful super moon. It’s so bright and big! I went to Goshiki yesterday and hiked up for one hour. I expected wet sticky snow, but 10 cm of new snow was surprisingly great. I enjoyed one amazing run in a long bowl and onsen after that.

As I found that snow at mountains is still great, I decided to go to Mt. Yotei today. I don’t want to give up winter yet. I woke up a bit earlier, made Onigiri (rice ball) and now ready to go. It’ll be a perfect day for hiking today, not too cold (hopefully not to warm) and no wind.

Sunny days will continue for a week. It’s a time to explore.

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by

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