*5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 08:00 today the temperature was -1°C. Another mild morning here in Niseko. Looks like with dodged the potential rain event yesterday! Winter is due to return with a vengeance later today and remain cold for the the rest of the week with lots of snowfall predicted BRING IT ON! . The annual Chinese new year holiday period has arrived here in Niseko with holiday makers from all over Asia arriving en masse. Hirafu village is busy so allow some extra time to do whatever you have to do as there are people everywhere.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1062cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 410cm
- Snow depth at the base, 190cm
- Real time lift operations.
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- The latest Niseko avalanche report.
Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2017-18 season is in Higashiyama at 200m *The Hirafu Gondola is at 305m. 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 vice versa – some days 30cm of fresh snowfall comes down everywhere!! 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 house on the ground.