10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 30 cm
Temperature: -13 °C
Wind: W 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
Snow stopped falling and it’s cloudy at 6 am in Niseko town.
Niseko’s got 20 cm of new snow during a day yesterday. And another 10 cm over night! So I hope mountain’s got over 30 cm on top! I am trying to get the first Gondora at Grand Hirafu, and get the first track! It’s much colder than last few weeks and windy. Don’t forget your face mask today.
A typical winter weather system is set over Hokkaido for next few days. Winter has just begun.
– Maiko :)