Wake up in dark…

By 25th January 2019 Niseko Snow Report

10 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.


Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 15 cm
Temperature:  -8 °C
Wind:  NW 9 m/s

Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
  -2 °C
Wind: WNW 2 m/s

A storm has gone and it’s busy for snow clearing outside this morning. It was crazy stormy yesterday. When I was driving at 9 am, the road was totally white out and I couldn’t see anything even 5 m ahead. I had to pull over and come back home as I felt danger. Strong wind continued blowing all day and stopped all main lifts yesterday.

So I woke up 1 hour earlier to go to “Early Morning” in Grand Hirafu. Getting up in dark is pretty hard will worth it. I checked that Center 4 lift didn’t open yesterday so there should be tons of fresh snow in Super course. I can’t wait to ride there!! Snow condition is not equal after the storm. Please ride carefully and enjoy powder.

The weather will calm down for the weekend.

– Maiko :)

24-hour snowfall recorded by 360niseko.com

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