1 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 5-10 cm
Temperature: -3.8 °C
Wind: WSW 7.5 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 1 cm
Temperature: -1 °C
Wind: SW 2 m/s
It looks warm and mild this morning. I went to Grand Hirafu early morning at 8 am. I had great two runs at Super course! Lots of new snow from day before was fresh and soft:)
Today is national holiday in Japan to celebrate those who have newly become adults. It is called Coming-of-Age Day. When a person reaches 20 years of age, they are considered to be an adult in Japan. Drinking alcohol is permitted from this age. Japanese people are having a long weekend so that the resort might be a bit crowded today. Bank and city offices are closed.
The temperature will go up for next few days, it means next snow storm is coming very soon.
– Maiko :)