Niseko Snow Report, 19 December 2017.

It's a snorkel day … like a full you will go under, snow in your underpants day.

* 36 cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:00 am today the temperature was -5.9 °C. 

Our stellar December just keeps marching forward and the last 24 hours has seen one of the bigger snowfalls of the 2017/2018 season so far. This pile of pow is now on top of yesterdays and the day before’s piles and it’s safe to say we are fully loaded. Today will be an important day of riding for a couple of reasons. 1. There is over a foot of dry light blower and 2.the features are going to start going under soon. One of the things a place like Niseko has to deal with is disappearing features. So that great pillow line you have been hitting for the last week may have now disappeared as it goes under the snow  and a new one will have formed that you have to hunt out. Todays mountain will be a lot different to yesterdays. Good day for a bigger board and the widest skis you have. It’s not super cold though so the snow pack is going to have some bulk to it and all in all Textbook powder-day. If you plan to venture outside the resort boundries please check the avalanche report … there is a LOT of snow out there.

360 Tip #4. Make sure you hit the flat areas with lots of speed today.

It’s still snowing so jump on the live feed of Hirafu Zaka at the bottom of the page to check it out.

Snowfall in Niseko 19_12_2017

Useful information from other places

Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village

Snow Forecast

360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer

The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 season 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.

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