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: -4.7 °C
Wind: W 3.8 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -1 °C
Wind: WSW 1 m/s
It looks like a real winter morning outside. I went to Grand Hirafu yesterday. Upper area was recovered by fresh snow and I had a good couple of runs.
More courses and lifts open today!! Niseko Village and Hanazono start their new season today. I am going to Hanazono to celebrate their opening! Only upper area is opened still, please take Gondola or Center 4 back to the bottom to avoid scratches;) NV opens lower courses, so that would be good for beginners.
Snow keeps falling all day today and tomorrow looks like a happy sunny Sunday.
– Maiko :)