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: -3.6 °C
Wind: W 7 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 0 cm
Temperature: -0.5 °C
Wind: WSW 1.7 m/s
It’s another great sunny morning. I went to Niseko Village to check the condition as I haven’t been there for long time. All courses were well groomed, upper area was a bit icy at early but fast and fun, lower part was already soft and slashy at 8:30 am.
I might go to Annupuri today for curving. Early morning might be a bit icy as sky was clear, it was cold last night and very early morning. If you can wait a bit like till 10 am, snow will be melt and soft. Grand Hirafu will hold the “Spring Fireworks” tonight! As the night skiing has finished for the season, it will start at 19:00, so kids can enjoy it and go to bed early still. Enjoy the “giant flowers” lighting up the sky over the ski slopes!
Tomorrow will be the last “a bit cold” day. The temperature will go up from Monday. Have a nice weekend!
– Maiko :)