3 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: -7 °C
Wind: WNW 8 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 3 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
It’s a lovely morning again with a few cm of new snow fall and it’s still snowing. I had a great day yesterday in Grand Hirafu. I hiked up to the peak from gate 3 and had a long run in untouched deep snow. Snow was in good cold condition, it was just like high season’s snow!
There are two different season “winter” and “spring” now. If you go up to 900 m high, it’s winter still. I’m going back to winter again. I will do gate 3 again if the visibility is good enough.
The weather will be lots calmer for the weekend. Have a good snowy day!
– Maiko :)