*6cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -4°C. Great to see the return of significant snowfall to the region! It is always a bit of a guessing game as to how much has fallen and where as we state in our disclaimer. Last night we had dinner in Kutchan and over the course of 3 hours it absolutely dumped! There was an astounding 15 – 20cm accumulation. As we drove back to the Higashiyama area through Hirafu there was noticeably less snowfall. Will be interesting to see what conditions are like around Niseko United and beyond this morning. Conditions will range from good to EPIC so have fun up there. Winter looks set to return with vengeance from Sunday!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 805cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 380cm
- Snow depth at the base, 165cm
- 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 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.