10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 15 cm
Temperature: -14 °C
Wind: W 7.3 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -10 °C
Wind: WSW 3 m/s
It’s snowing lightly outside. It was very cold and windy yesterday. I went to Grand Hirafu and took Hirafu gondola because I wanted to stay warm. Visibility was poor so I got into Miharashi forest and had a nice long run there. Snow was very slow on the flat courses as it was too cold.
I might go to Niseko Village if their gondola opens. Snow might be deep everywhere. Better to take fat ski/snowboard or set back as much as you can. It’s extremely cold like yesterday, wear face mask and don’t get frostbite!
The Rhythm Rail Jam is back tonight and it’s BIGGER & BETTER! It will be held at Sun sports land (in front of Aya) this year. It’s fun to watch the performs by many incredible riders.
The temperate will stay in low and it’s snowing whole next week.
– Maiko :)