Thursday 17 January 2019
By Rod at 730am JST
Boom ...Thats a good looking snow station this morning with 26-27cm new by 7am resting against the Hirafu Village measure stick image below. A lot more deep dry goodness as you progress up the mountain and most of this falling last night. Today will be special. Current temps of neg 14c at top and 7c below here in the village. West Jetstream of up to 65k at top with 25-40k at base. Its cold so layer up - chill factor at top of 40 ..yes 40degs below zero. Mitts, Mask and keep your eye on your kids and buddies today.
If you're here already or have that Jet booked for Niseko way over the next few days to a week, you've nailed some very good timing and in for a treat as the next week to 10 days is looking very good folks. Currently dumping with an intense blizzard powering through most of Hokkaido. Wind velocity is up today at higher levels yet deep snow to base will hold excellent turns to sea level today. Enjoy...
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