1 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 0 cm
Temperature: -7.4 °C
Wind: WSW 5.5 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 0 cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: SSW 1 m/s
It’s calm and I can see mountains clearly this morning. It was crazy yesterday morning. It was scary to drive in white and strong wind. All most all lifts were closed to I didn’t ride and go to work straight away. It calmed down a bit and some lifts started running in the afternoon so people who could ride in the afternoon had lots of fun in powder, I guess.
I am going to Niseko Village as their gondola closed whole day yesterday. There will be fresh powder section and icy hard pack section as well. If the top gates are opened, I might hike up to the peak from Niseko Village. It depends on the visibility. I hope it stays good.
Today is the only day it’s less windy in this week. It will get very windy again soon.
– Maiko :)