5 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: -7 °C
Wind: SSW 6 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 5 cm
Temperature: -2 °C
Wind: S 1 m/s
It’s clear up and I can see the beautiful full moon this morning. I went to Niseko Village again for riding Mizuno sawa yesterday. Everyone knew the gondola was closed a day after and there were long queue. But I am pretty good at skating as other locals, so I was in the first group and had an amazing first track from top to bottom. Snow was untouched, fluffy, fast and deep.
It looks warmer and calmer today. I might go to Annupuri for enjoying beautiful groomers or hike up to the peak if the visibility is clear. It’s a good day to take a lesson, too. If you are already good rider, but want to ride better in powder, you can take powder lesson here. There are always something you can improve.
South wind usually bring some snow fall after warm day. Snow will start falling tonight.
– Maiko :)