10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 10 cm
Temperature: -8 °C
Wind: NNW 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
It’s cloudy and colder than last few days. I made such a big mistake yesterday. I didn’t go riding but my friends said there were lots of new snow, snow wasn’t light but creamy and nice.
I will go out and ride today! Niseko avalanche report said there are more snow at Hirafu side than Annupuri side because of the wind direction. So I will go to Hanazono and hopefully find some fresh snow from yesterday.
A screening event will be held at Gentem cafe tonight at 6 pm and 7 pm. The film called “a land shaped by women”. I watched it last night and I was moved by the beautiful landscape and the story about gender equally.
Some more snow will fall tonight.
– Maiko :)