10 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: -11 °C
Wind: WNW 11 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 10 cm
Temperature: -5 °C
Wind: WNW 2 m/s
10 cm of new snow has fallen in Niseko town. And now it just started snowing again.
Japan is having a long weekend, today is a compensatory holiday of Emperor’s birthday yesterday (not Christmas holiday). So that the resorts will be cｒowded. Top lifts are opened but all gates are closed still. Snow condition might be a bit tricky today. Fresh soft snow is on hard icy snow. Please control your speed and ride safely. All we want for Christmas is more snow!!
I asked Santa for more snow so I’ll be a good girl and wait.
– Maiko :)