0 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: -8.5 °C
Wind: NW 3.3 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 0 cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: W 0.5 m/s
It’s finally clear up and mountains are shining in pink. I was going to hike up to the peak yesterday but the visibility was not good enough when I was there so I didn’t. However I found some good line from gate 5 and enjoyed powder in trees.
The weather is great and no wind so it might be a perfect day for touring! The resort is crowded as today is a national holiday “Coming of Age Day” in Japan, to congratulate people who became 20 years old. 20 years old is the age of majority in Japan. Many young ladies wear kimono to celebrate this day.
Enjoy this beautiful day today, it will be cloudy and start snowing again tomorrow.
– Maiko :)