About 5 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko since yesterday.
24-hour snowfall recorded by 360niseko.com
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 10 cm
Temperature: -9 °C
Wind: WNW 10 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -3 °C
5 cm of new snow has fallen. It’s cloudy and dark, looks like windy at mountains.
I wend to Grand Hirafu yesterday, there were many fresh snow but still some icy part underneath. My recommendation is Center course and Shirakaba course for this weekend. Today is the winter solstice, already middle of winter. Japanese people bathe with yuzu fruit on this day for our health.
Snow stopped falling for now but it will start again before Christmas.
– Maiko :)