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: -9.7 °C
Wind: NW 9 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature: -4 °C
Wind: NW 3 m/s
Snow started falling in late afternoon yesterday and covered on the ground again.
I had a couple days off not riding as snow melted pretty much by warm weather for last 3 days. The weather has been back to cold winter again, here we go again! I will go Grand Hirafu, I hope there is some fresh snow at upper mountain. But we need to remind there is icy base under fresh snow.
This weekend’s snow forecast looks good:) Let it snow.
– Maiko :)