Friday 24 January 2020
By Rod-730am JST
Light snow resuming a few hours ago here in Hirafu Village Niseko with 9-11cm new from base to top presently. That drop rate is beginning to increase now as this new low pressure system builds strength / intensifies as the day progresses. West north west Jetstream flowing out of Siberia over the next 48hrs has the chill factor heading south to 30-32 below zero so advise layers mits and mask.
Mid to upper mountain has this storm closing in quickly now with visibility dropping. Snap on the light lens and prepare for more fresh snow as this blizzard socks in at mid to higher elevations. Keep your eye on the lift movements button below around 845-9am...Some lifts may struggle as the day progresses.
The outlook has decent snow to fall today and tomorrow Saturday, tapering off throughout Sunday prior to further pulses Late Sunday night /into Monday. Eleven of the last 12 days of snowfall folks with two or 3 days more unloading - Travelling well ...Have a safe fun Friday. Go easy..
Take a good read of the avalanche report below - Red button along with the latest lift movements around 845am to see what's spinning today.
We'll be with you now until early April 2020 delivering reports from right here in Hirafu Village with the 24hr 7am to 7am daily accumulation photo, along with the most up to date weather, mountain and forecast information available.
Always keep out of roped and closed areas and adhere to the Niseko Rules. Don't break boundaries or go into strictly forbidden terrain. This information will help keep you safer up there - Red button below along with our quick links to lifts status and The Niseko Rule.
Equip yourself adequately with the tools and safety gear if heading out the gates or touring plans. Strong caution advised whenever stepping outside legal gate access or skinning / touring back country.Be smart - Living is good.
Keep a Cool Head. Ski Wise and Stay Focused..More to come