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: -13 °C
Wind: WNW 11 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: W 3 m/s
It’s a lot calmer this morning. It was very windy yesterday. I was going to ride yesterday but decided not to go after checking the lift status. Almost all lifts stopped after 9:30 am.
The weather looks much better today. I can hardly see mountains from my house and it’s not windy at the village level now. It might be windy at upper area in the morning. If you can ride till noon, many lifts and gates might open later. I will go to Grand Hirafu today to ride at Super course. Snow condition might be funny today after warm and stormy day, please ride carefully and have a great day.
The weather changes so quickly this week. I need to keep my eyes on the forecast and list status.
– Maiko :)