2 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 5 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: NNE 4 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 2 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
Wind: NE 1 m/s
It didn’t snow last night and it’s cloudy this morning. I went to Grand Hirafu yesterday, there were a few cm of fresh snow on top of super icy bottom.
The first real winter storm of the season is coming this afternoon. It will start snowing soon, it should be heavy one, and wind will gets stronger. Better to stay at home this afternoon. The flights might be delayed or possibly cancelled.
It should be a powder weekend coming, but it all depends on the storm’s direction. Fingers crossed!
– Maiko :)