5 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: -8.8 °C
Wind: WNW 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
Wind: WNW 2 m/s
5 cm of new snow has fallen from yesterday afternoon. I went to Niseko Village and had fun at Wonderland course from top lift. Snow was deep enough and light.
Today is Christmas day. Do you know It’s not a holiday in Japan? 98% of Japanese are not Christian, we go to work and school today, bank and all offices are opened. However I love Christmas because everywhere is shining beautiful and everyone looks happy. Japanese kids also get presents from their parents (they believe it’s from Santa) and we eat Christmas cake.
Santa will leave a lot of snow for the rest of this month.
– Maiko :)