Great start of 2019!!

By 2nd January 2019 April 3rd, 2019 Niseko Snow Report

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:  -9 °C
Wind:  WNW 7.5  m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature:
  -3 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s

It’s been snowing since yesterday afternoon. I had great start of 2019 yesterday. It was hard choice as all gates were opened including top gates. As the visibility wasn’t clear, I decided to go gate 11 “Mizuno no sawa” in Niseko Village. It’s the only one place in Niseko that is controlled avalanche risk by using dynamite. I always carry my Avalanche backpack and transceiver is on. Snow was incredibly deep and fresh.

I hope all track from yesterday is reset this morning. It’s a hard decision again where to go, because snow is great everywhere!! I might go to Moiwa as it’s less crowded. Moiwa is a small resort but it has many side country accesses. I will check Niseko avalanche report and go adventure!

Snow might fall all day today and stopped tomorrow. Have a lovely powder day!

– Maiko :)

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