“Early morning” starts today

By 7th January 2019 January 17th, 2019 Niseko Snow Report

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
  -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!

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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 :)

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