About 10cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
24-hour snowfall recorded by 360niseko.com
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 15cm
Temperature: -7 °C
Wind: Direction 10m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10cm
Temperature: -2 °C
… and hallelujah! A nice top up of fresh snow this morning and at last it looks like the season might get underway for real soon.
After two miserable, rainy days we went to sleep last night looking at puddles and praying that we’d wake up to piles of snow. Our prayers were answered with beautiful blizzardy white out conditions this morning. Not much in the way of skiing happening but any snow is better than nothing at this stage.
It’s looking like solid snow and cold temps for much of the coming week so it looks like we might be on the way to starting the season proper in coming days. Fingers crossed!
– Yogi :)