0 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 0 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
Wind: ENE 8.5 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 0 cm
Temperature: 1.1 °C
Wind: E 3.5 m/s
It’s cloudy today, the peak of Mt. Annupuri is in the clouds now. I went touring at back country yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day without wind. There were 5 cm of new snow. Snow in the trees and bowls was still fresh and great!
Today can be a rest day, it might be windy and cloudy all day. Or I might go to Annupuri and enjoy curving. Better to stay lower today. Real spring has come, now cherry blossoms are blooming in Tokyo. At the beginning of March which is right before the season, the Japan Meteorological Agency issues cherry blossom forecasts every week. Japanese people love cherry blossoms not only because they are beautiful but also because they only bloom for a very short period. We will enjoy cherry blossoms in early May in Hokkaido.
Sunshine will be back tomorrow. Have a nice day!
– Maiko :)