Friday 24 November 2017
By Rod at 730am JST
The freezer door re-opened around 4pm yesterday here in Niseko with decent snow falling throughout the night. Day 2 of season has 11-13cm of new from base to top with temps of minus 5c at base and 12c below zero at top. Jet-stream currently from the WNW of 40k high up and 15k down low. Chill fact of neg 25 at top so best layer up. Mitts and face mask advised.
The latest JMA synoptic chart is looking excellent with a classic low pressure cell and cold fronts moving through our region over the next 3-4 days. The Saturday Sunday program in particular is looking great with significant snowfall due to drop.
Ace 2 quad with Ace 3 double is open for business today - Some good powder off Ace 3 today yet best stay on course until the sass areas receive deeper cover. Around our local area, we have other resorts opening, with Annupuri and Rusutsu for the 25th then Niseko Village Dec 1 and Hanazono Dec 2. Teine, Kokusai and Nakayamatoge are already open and would expect Moiwa bull wheels to spin any day now. Night skiing is scheduled to begin on Dec 9.
We’ll keep you updated daily now till early April 2018 at around 730am with the latest snow weather and mountain conditions from right here in Hirafu village Niseko.
Have a great day of turns -Ski wise and stay focused.