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: -8 °C
Wind: WNW 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
Wind: W 2 m/s
10 cm of new snow has fallen last night. I hope everyone had great Christmas day yesterday. Luckily I some Santa on the slopes in Grand Hirafu!
Snow fall data shows me that snow has fallen double at Kiroro today. Kiroro ski resort is about 45 min drive, just in between Otaru and Niseko. There are shuttle buses from Hirafu welcome center. Their bus and lift ticket pass pack is 7,500 yen and it’s very reasonable price. I like Kiroro because snow quality is always great and less crowded.
More snow is forecast for next 3 -4 days. The real powder season has just begun.
– Maiko :)