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:  -12 °C
Wind:  WNW 13 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature:
  -5 °C
Wind: W 4 m/s

It’s not snowing right now but we’ve got 10 cm of new snow this morning. I went to Hanazono yesterday. I stayed at Hana 1 lift as upper area was white out and too windy. Lower area was well groomed and snow was in good condition to practice turning and curving.

I might go to Moiwa or Hanazono again as it is very windy and white at upper area, better to stay lower today. 10 cm of new snow if not enough to cover icy base. Please ride carefully. I set the DAY on Friday and take it easy today.

Stormy weather will continue tomorrow. Please drive carefully, too.

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by 360niseko.com

Alpen Course Grand Hirafu, 15 January 2019

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