3 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 5 cm
Temperature: -7 °C
Wind: WNW 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 3 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: WNW 3 m/s
We’ve got a few cm of new snow this morning. It’s partly sunny and looks still windy but not as bad as last couple of days.
Hopefully the top lifts will open today, finally. I will take my avalanche pack and hike to the peak if the gate opens. Please check the lift status as strong wing might stop some lifts. The top gates have been closed since last Sunday so there should be tons of fresh powder OR it’s blown away and just ice…we will see.
Spring will be back in next week. I kind of miss spring now.
– Maiko :)