10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 15 cm
Temperature: -12 °C
Wind: NW 8.5 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -8 °C
Wind: NW 3 m/s
White snow covers Niseko town softly. The weather was pretty good yesterday so I took my split board and walked little bit like 30 min. There were tons of untouched fresh powder still. Snow was very deep and smooth.
10 cm of new snow is not enough to cover old tracks. But you can find fresh powder if you go walking. If you don’t know where to go or how to go, local guides can take you safely. There are many ski guiding company in Niseko. I’m getting tired riding on powder so I might go to Grand Hirafu and enjoy groomers today.
Similar condition will continue until Friday. Have a great day!
– Maiko :)