I miss sunshine…

By 11th February 2019 Niseko Snow Report

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:  -13 °C
Wind:  WNW 5 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
  -8 °C
Wind: NW 1 m/s

I was expecting the blue sky but it’s white again this morning. I went Moiwa yesterday. There were 10 cm of fresh powder on groomers and in the forest. After 10:30 am, sun came out then I saw “Diamond dust” finally. It’s seen only in very cold weather with sunshine. I was so happy to see it in my favorite forest.

I might go to Grand Hirafu to hike up to the peak if the visibility gets better. They have a little local market in Alpen hotel this weekend. You can enjoy delicious seafood from Japan seaside around Niseko.

The weather forecast looks same for next 3-4 days. Stay warm and enjoy JAPOW!!

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by 360niseko.com

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