First Snowfall for the 2014-15 Season Hits Hokkaido

Today the first snowfall for the 2014-15 season hit Asahi-dake Hokkaido’s tallest mountain at 2,290.9 m. This is know as Hatsuyuki 初雪 in Japanese.

The snowfall arrived 9 days earlier than average and 3 days earlier than last year.

A beautiful sight with the fresh snowfall creating a spectacular contrast against the autumn colours and blue sky.

With a cold October forecast for Hokkaido it won’t be long until we see Hatsuyuki on our beloved Mt. Yotei here in Niseko.

First tracks…..a little longer.

Hokkaido NHK news, 16 September 2014

Hokkaido NHK news, 16 September 2014

Aerial short of Mt.Asahidake covered in the first snowfall of the 2014-15 season, 16 September 2014

Aerial short of Mt.Asahidake covered in the first snowfall of the 2014-15 season, 16 September 2014

Taking it all in

Taking it all in

A cold October has been forecast

A cold October has been forecast

Perfect autumn colours on Mt.Asahidake, 16 September 2014

Perfect autumn colours on Mt.Asahidake, 16 September 2014

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.