５ 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: -14 °C
Wind: WNW 8 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -9 °C
Wind: WNW 3 m/s
Clouds are thick and it’s dark outside this morning. I went to Niseko Village yesterday. I didn’t expect much new snow fall but when I got off from gondola, Wonder land looked great so I took Wonderland chair (top lift). I could touch icy bottom sometimes, but mostly wonderful. Then I went to Hanazono and had a couple more nice runs in powder.
I might go to Moiwa today as the visibility is not good so I want to stay in the forest. Sapporo snow festival ended last weekend but do you know another snow festival is going on till 17th in Otaru? Light up snow path with candles and it’s very beautiful at night. I like this festival more than Sapporo’s actually.
More snow will fall tonight. Have a great day!
– Maiko :)