*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -1°C. Much warmer conditions this morning and we are again “blessed” with beautiful clear skies. This morning should remain clear before the clouds roll in this afternoon. There is no snowfall in the forecast for the next week at village level and it feels like spring in here to stay. There is a chance of snowfall over the weekend at higher elevations so fingers crossed that eventuates. We have an excellent snow base and there is still plenty of spring fun to be had out there on the mountain.
Photo – Glen Claydon Photography
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 696cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 340cm
- Snow depth at the base, 140cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.