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: -10 °C
Wind: W 8 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
It’s cloudy and cold this morning. I went to Niseko Village yesterday. Wonderland (top area) was well reset and visibility was good, so I had one great powder run there. Then I went to Mizuno area from gate 11, I could still see and feel old tracks there, however snow was soft and super light!! I had another good one there.
Today’s snow condition will be similar as yesterday. We might still see yesterday’s tracks. However snow is super light as it was cold and not so windy last night. I might go to Moiwa for some fresh runs. When you ride in tree section, be careful of tree bomb (ice ball from trees). It looks like a snow ball but it’s very icy and take your ski/snowboard tips.
It will snow more tonight. Have a good day!
– Maiko :)