Yesterday ended up mild and sunny but temperatures dropped later in the day and it got cold.
There is some snow on the ground this morning after it started falling last night, and it is still snowing now with a fairly strong wind blowing around as well. It seems the forecast is for snowfall to ease off later today but hopefully resume sometime tomorrow.
There is not enough snow to get the lifts moving just at the moment - but look to an opening of some upper slopes before the full mountain opens...more snow up there and all that.
Niseko Grand Hirafu resort this morning reports 10cm at base and 40cm up top.
Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are on standby to open as quickly as possible, with Niseko Village planning to open on Tuesday and Hanazono on Saturday.
I will bring you the latest information tomorrow.
Planned opening dates for the Niseko resorts:
Niseko Grand Hirafu: as soon as there's enough snow Niseko Annupuri: as soon as there's enough snow Niseko Village: Tuesday 1st December Niseko HANAZONO: Saturday 5th December
'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December