15 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 25 cm
Temperature: -15 °C
Wind: W 13 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
Temperature: -9 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
It was stormy and snowy last night. Now snow stopped falling, it’s really cold this morning. I went to Niseko Village yesterday. Wonder land (top lift course) was nicely reset and I had a couple of great powder runs!
I’ve heard that Moiwa #6 gate was opened yesterday. I believe the top gates will open after this snow storm and when snow is settle down. When the top gates are closed, that means the avalanche risk is high. Please read Niseko nadare information if you are interested in side county skiing. Today will be the coldest day of the month. You better wear one more extra layer. Snow might be deep and light today!
More snow is falling tonight. Enjoy the powder day!
– Maiko :)