Niseko Snow Report, 18 December 2016

*3.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -3°C. A clear morning in Niseko and after the deluge of recent snowfall great to see the sun! Looks like we will have “warm” sunny weather for a few days so enjoy it out there on the mountain.

Snowfall in Niseko, 18 December 2016

Snowfall in Niseko, 18 December 2016

Snapshots

A few clips from yesterday shot at Niseko Village where they opened the Superstition course for the first time this season.

Superstition – Niseko Village, 17 December 2016 from 360niseko on Vimeo.

Useful information from other places

Snow Forecast

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.

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