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: -10 °C
Wind: NNW 2 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: NNE 2 m/s
10 cm of new snow fall over night plus 20 cm yesterday afternoon. It’s cloudy now. I went to Grand Hirafu at 8 am and waited for 30 min for a fresh run at Super course. Snow was amazing from top to bottom, a bit heavy but nicely packed, fast and smooth. Then I went to Niseko Village and had two great runs at Mizuno area. Snow was still great at upper area and I could find untouched fresh lines. Snow at bottom gully was crusty and hard to ride though.
It’s hard to decide where to go today because snow is good everywhere! I was going to go touring somewhere as it’s almost no wind today, but now I’m thinking to stay in the resort. I might take the top lift and walk to the peak if the visibility is good enough. Snow is deep in everywhere, don’t loose your skis and cameras!
The weather forecast looks great, snow keeps falling whole week.
– Maiko :)