5 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 10-15 cm
Temperature: -12 °C
Wind: WNW 12 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -7 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
Not many snow has fallen last night but I had to clear snow twice in the afternoon yesterday. I was hoping to go to the peak yesterday but the weather was too bad. However I really enjoyed deep fresh powder at Super station and Mizuno no sawa in Niseko Village.
I don’t know where I should go today… I really want to go to the peak but if visibility is too bad, that’s no fun. I might go to Moiwa and stay in the trees. Snow might be tricky today as well, wind has been very strong at upper area. Wind effected snow catches our boards/skies and made us front flip. Please ride carefully and control your speed.
More snow is forecast for tonight. Have a great day!
– Maiko :)