*22cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was -1.5°C. Some serious snowfall overnight and it looks like the snow clearers will be back at work this morning making the roads passable! With strong winter like conditions today and a top temperature of ZERO conditions are rapidly improving. Continued snowfall is in forecast for the next couple of days which is great news for the scheduled opening of the resorts next week. For anyone in Niseko please be careful out there on the roads. At this time of year the 50km speed limit makes total sense 😉
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 33cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 in Higashiyama at 200m and 300m *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 houses on the ground.