25 cm of fresh snow has accumulated in Niseko in the 12 hours to 7am.
Conditions at Hirafu midway station (820m)
Snowfall estimated: 30 cm
Temperature: -6 °C
Wind: SSW 5.8 m/s
Conditions observed in Niseko Town (139m)
Snowfall observed: 25 cm
Temperature: -2.3 °C
Wind: S 2.5 m/s
25 cm of new snow has fallen last night which I didn’t expect, wow!! I went to Grand Hirafu yesterday. I hiked to the peak but mean clouds were stacking at the peak then I couldn’t see well first 100 m. But I had a great run under the tree line and snow was fantastic in tree!
I’m still deciding which I should go, Super course in Hirafu or Super station in Niseko Village… As wind wasn’t so strong, both courses would be filled. It’s much warmer than last few weeks. We need to change layering otherwise we get cold by sweat.
A storm is coming and weather is getting wild tonight.
– Maiko :)