15cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 20 cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: W 14 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature: -1 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
It was dumping yesterday afternoon. Now snow has stopped falling and now I can see mountains clearly. I went to Hanazono yesterday. There were still fresh snow so I enjoyed left overs and fresh groomers.
It’s hard to choose where I should go today… Snow must be great everywhere!! I might go to Grand Hirafu as I love “Super course” ! And Grand Hirafu has announced that they will open ” Miharashi ” today. This course you can find after you get off Hirafu gondola. There is plenty of powder snow and slope is not too steep so that it’s good for powder beginners.
Some more snow might fall tonight. Enjoy the powder day!
– Maiko :)