Very windy and snowy

By 17th January 2019 Niseko Snow Report

15 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:  -12 °C
Wind:  W 17 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 15 cm
  -7 °C
Wind: W 6 m/s

It looks very windy and snowy outside. It wasn’t too windy to stop lifts yesterday. I went to Moiwa, the gates was closed however there were tons of new snow and I enjoyed it in the resort. Snow was a bit heavy but great.

We need to check the lift status before we go out today. Wind is stronger than yesterday, it might stop some upper lifts. Please stay in the resort/courses today. And it’s super cold + windy, don’t forget your face mask and extra layer. I still set my DAY on tomorrow and take it easy today.

Typical winter system is set and more snow is falling.

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by


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