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: -10 °C
Wind: W 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 3 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
The weather looks lots milder this morning. I can see mountains clearly with some sun shine. I went to Annupuri yesterday. I took gondola and top lift then head to the gate 1. The gate was just opened by a ski patrol so I had the first track on untouched fresh powder. Snow was super light and deep.
I still not sure where I should go today. I might take my split board and go touring if the weather stays good. Or go to Grand Hirafu and hike up to the peak. If the weather is good, everything is fun!!
Not many snow fall is forecast for next week. Enjoy this powder as much as you can!
– Maiko :)