There are positive reasons to go do turns on days like today and yesterday - No lift lines - Not many on the hill and you get to test out just how well that 20k fabric you paid plenty for really works !...
Light drizzle continues here in Niseko folks yet we didn’t get too much yesterday or last night. It’s definitely heavier this morning yet no need for despair as the scene in our Shiribetsu ranges is about to change with snow due to sock in around dusk and dump till Thursday. The synoptic charts look awesome with significant crystal due to drop to sea level and the temps later today plunging like a brick off a cliff.
Currently plus 2 at top and 5c at base with gusty 25-50k winds from the south - Upper lifts again will struggle to open and any type of BC touring is not a good idea until the base pack sets solid again. Roofs are sliding and so are steeper pitches. Extreme avalanche warnings are in place throughout Hokkaido.
Set yourself a target of a few runs to take the edge off...then perhaps a long lunch, onsen and massage. Keep those fat boards ready and have fun. Always caution and always packs and peep up if heading BC - Never break rope lines and please adhere to the Niseko Rules. Stay Tuned and Focused - Please Ski and Ride Wisely
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High Wind with Drizzzzle today - Snow Tonight