*20cm of fresh snow has accumulated in the last 24hrs in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -2°C. It is safe to say winter has well and truly arrived to the Niseko region. The sensational pre season snowfall is building up at an astonishing rate. It is anyone’s guess how much has fallen on the mountain – Kutchan town has reported 30+cm to 24 hrs yesterday even with 32cm predicted last night alone! The next few day will remain cold and wintery and there will no doubt be a few people hiking today for fresh tracks. Temperatures are forecast to rise over the weekend but then early next week snowfall and cold temperatures look set to continue. BOOM.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 52cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama. The altitude is similar to the last position in lower Hirafu village but please be aware that this new reading is NOT in Hirafu village but a few kilometers down the road. There is always a deviation how and where the snow falls – the area is famous for micro climates and mini weather patterns. Some days there may be 10cm in Annupuri and 25cm in Hanazono and vise versa – some days everywhere get’s 30cm!! Altitude plays a big part as well so please don’t take the 360niseko snow readings as being definitive – the readings are what is outside our front door on the ground. We do our best to report the snowfall with out the hyperbole – enjoy.