10 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: -6.1 °C
Wind: WNW 7 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
Good morning!! I’m glad to be back here and in the white world again!
Niseko Grand HIRAFU will open for the 2018-19 season starting from today. Just one day delay from the original schedule. Niseko’s got more than 40 cm from last two days! Only upper area “Center course” is open today but I can’t wait to have the first run of the season and see all my local friends there. Make sure if you have everything with you, googles, gloves, face mask, beanie, lift pass… because I always forget something on my first day of riding!
Some more snowfall is forecast tonight. Have a great snowy weekend!
– Maiko :)