15 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 20 cm
Temperature: -16 °C
Wind: WNW 16 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature: -11 °C
Wind: WNW 5.2 m/s
It’s not snowing and doesn’t look so windy. I went to Moiwa yesterday. Surprisingly there were 20 cm of fresh snow on groomers and new snow covered all old tracks in forest!! I enjoyed fresh snow on groomers and empty forest.
Many of low pressures are around Japan and some of them will get together and be stronger. Many lifts will be closed today and tomorrow. please check the latest lift status before you go out. I will go to Niseko Village if the Gondola opens, otherwise I will go to Moiwa again and enjoy in the quite forest. Please drive carefully, the wind gets stronger in this afternoon!
Stormy weather continues till tomorrow. Let’s wait for next THE DAY, it will come very soon.
– Maiko :)