Niseko Snow Report, 5 April 2012

Calm after the storm?

*5.2cm of fresh snow has fallen since yesterday morning and at 6:30am today the temperature was -1°c.The storm has passed but persistent strong winds remain. Although we reporting 5.2 cm of fresh snow in Hirafu village there are some very deep wind drifts up to 30cm around my house, on the mountain there will be some very deep sections but also wind scoured icy sections so be careful today.

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 5 April 2012

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 5 April 2012

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What’s happening today

This morning we are quietly optimistic that the lifts will be running – time will tell.
The recent wild weather will have transformed the mountain and caution is advised. Deep wind drifts and cornice danger will be prevalent all over the mountain.

Hirafu village hits the 15 meter mark of accumulative snowfall

We are happy to announce that in the last 24hrs we have just surpassed the 15m mark of accumulative snowfall in Hirafu village for the 2011/12 season!

360niseko started taking measurements using the trusty ruler on the 15 Nov 2011 and what a season it has been. Here are a few images from yesterday and this morning.

Hirafu zakka - spring snow storm with Suiboku in the background, 4 April 2012

Hirafu zakka - spring snow storm with Suiboku in the background, 4 April 2012

Truck having to get towed out - stuck in the spring dump, 4 April 2012

Truck having to get towed out - stuck in the spring dump, 4 April 2012

Rhythm Snowsports covered in fresh spring snow, 4 April 2012

Rhythm Snowsports covered in fresh spring snow, 4 April 2012

Looking up towards Hirafu from the lower village, 5 April 2012

Looking up towards Hirafu from the lower village, 5 April 2012

Shiribestu river from Hirafu village, 5 April 2012

Shiribestu river from Hirafu village, 5 April 2012

We are looking forward to next season already but first things first…we have powder to ride this morning!!

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