7cm of new snow has fallen overnight in Niseko Hirafu and the temperature at 8am was -1ºc. After a few days of spring like conditions, winter has returned to Niseko with fresh snow and lower temperatures, although it might not stay cold for too long. With more snow forecast to fall throughout today and tonight, ski and snowboard conditions should be excellent.
Clear skies over the iconic Mt. Yotei and the Niseko ski resort areas yesterday.
The Japan Ski Experience snow station is located in Niseko Hirafu at an elevation of 200m above sea level.