Niseko Snow Report, 10 December 2012

*48-50cm of fresh snow as fallen in the last 24hrs in Hirafu Village. At 7:00 today the temperature was -4°c.

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 10 December 2012

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 10 December 2012

Mega Monday

Hirafu, Hokkaido and Japan is in the grip of a severe winter weather pattern which has dumped approximately 50cm on the lightest driest powder on us here in Hirafu in the last 24hrs! Last nights weather forecast was spot on and it is still dumping right now.

Heavy snow fall all over Japan - 50cm predicted last night on the news in the Niseko region, 9 December 2012

Heavy snow fall all over Japan – 50cm predicted last night on the news in the Niseko region, 9 December 2012

A snow making mega system sitting over Hokkaido, 10 December 2012

A snow making mega system sitting over Hokkaido, 10 December 2012

Our weather station was hit by some snow falling off a near by roof and we lost approximately 10cm from the station. Today will be amazing on the mountain – deeeeeeeep conditions expected higher up on the mountain.

The biggest fall of the season 48+ cm!!! 10 December 2012

The biggest fall of the season 48+ cm!!! 10 December 2012

Stacking it up, 10 December 2012

Stacking it up, 10 December 2012

A 2 day snow mushroom, 10 December 2012

A 2 day snow mushroom, 10 December 2012

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