1 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: -3 °C
Wind: W 13 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 1 cm
Temperature: 1 °C
Wind: WSW 3 m/s
It’s warm this morning, new snow is wet and people are walking with umbrella. I went to Niseko Village at 8 am and there were already 150 of keen riders in front of me. I had the best run of the season (so far) in Mizuno area from top to bottom. Snow was so smooth, deep, fresh, it was unreal. Every time I took the gondola and back to the top, I found another fresh line. Powder was everywhere. I hope everyone had a great day under the blue sky.
The weather changes so quickly. The temperature goes up to plus today and snow is wet and heavy. Wind gets stronger again and visibility is poor. It sounds like I should take a day off, or go to Moiwa and check the gate 6.
Today is the first day of spring according to a Chinese calendar. I feel a bit sad to hear this, time goes so quickly.
It’ll be colder and light snow will fall again soon.
– Maiko :)