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: -11 °C
Wind: NW 7 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -7 °C
Wind: WNW 1 m/s
Not many snow has fallen last night but it snowed a lot yesterday afternoon. My car had 10 cm of snow on the roof when I finished working. Hopefully mountains have got enough snow to cover old tracks.
Grand Hirafu will start “Early morning” program today. Center 4 lift starts at an earlier time than regular operation. I have to wake up earlier and go for fresh powder in the early morning after big snowfall!
Operation period／Jan. 7 2019 – Jan.31 2019
Operation time／8:00am to 8:20am
More snow fall is forecast on Tuesday. Have a great day!
– Maiko :)