*15cm of fresh snow has fallen in the last 24hrs in Hirafu Village. At 7:00 today the temperature was -1°C. Yesterday afternoon we saw some rainfall here in Hirafu village but by early evening the rain had turned to snow and a solid dump has accumulated overnight!
Grand Hirafu Opens
The scene is set for the opening of Grand Hirafu this morning – winter let’s go! We only have limited access to the mountain with the only center course open for turns. Downloading by the Ace Center 4 #2 lift has been requested by the mountain so we will have to wait for top to bottom runs until there is enough coverage at lower elevations.
We are aware of some eager hikers scoring first tracks last week but yesterday Sam from NisekoXtreme and friends sent us some images to drool over from their hike up yesterday!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date, 92cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Real time lift operations.
Get more information on Snow-Forecast.com.