Niseko Snow Report, 31 December 2011

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Niseko’s Snowiest December Ever?!

*14.2cm of fresh snow has fallen since yesterday morning and at 7:20am today the temperature was -2°C.

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 31 December 2011

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 31 December 2011

There has been a lot of press about the volume of snow fall that fell in December 2011 and it’s possible a record or two has been broken! That’s great news for Niseko and we will do a little investigation to see what the official Japanese sources say.

Our own data shows a *mean average of 510cm has fallen during December 2011, it certainly was a lot of fun to ride but not so much fun to clear off the drive!

This chart shows the daily snow fall in Niseko throughout December 2011.

Niseko daily snow fall depth for December 2011

Niseko daily snow fall depth for December 2011

Useful information from other places

What’s happening today

It’s New Years Eve! We are off for first tracks at the Annupuri ski ground and with a bit of luck Gate 1 and Gate 2 will be open and have some powder stashes.

The rest of the days activities will include a relaxing onsen at Yukichichibu followed by eating a few of their onsen cooked eggs.

Weather permitting there will be fireworks going off in Annupuri, Hirafu and Niseko Village at about ten minutes before the New Year starts.

Wonder In This Winter Land

Wonders never cease to amaze in Niseko. Here are some photos of things Glen has seen over the last few weeks.

Cycling in winter ..no big deal - Kutchan, 26 December 2011

Cycling in winter ..no big deal - Kutchan, 26 December 2011

Winter motorbiking ....what the #$#% - love the spikes, 29 December 2011

Winter motorbiking ....what the #$#% - love the spikes, 29 December 2011

Snowman with a snow cap and snow poncho outside Kutchan train station, 26 December 2011

Snowman with a snow cap and snow poncho outside Kutchan train station, 26 December 2011

Snow removal keeping it real surrounded by fat flakes of snow in Hirafu village, 27 December 2011

Snow removal keeping it real surrounded by fat flakes of snow in Hirafu village, 27 December 2011

Getting it done - Kutchan, 27 December 2011

Getting it done - Kutchan, 27 December 2011

Forecast

Get more information on Snow-Forecast.com.

Niseko snow fall data

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