Niseko Snow Report, 19 March 2018

Spring Slush!!

*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 06:30 today the temperature was 3°C. A warm morning with very light rainfall. Higher up it will be snowing hopefully. Fine weather is expected from mid morning The melt is gathering pace around town but the ski fields are sitting pretty with a huge base. We have excellent spring conditions on the groomed runs. For anyone heading into the back country make sure you read the Niseko Avalanche Report and be prepared. The excerpt below is from yesterday’s report!

“The possibility of a massive full depth avalanche is still looming. Do not ride cracked slopes or in the valley bottoms. The mountain is rapidly heading towards spring with repeated freeze thaw cycles.”

Chunky, 19 March 2018

Useful information from other places

Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village

Snow Forecast

360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer

The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2017-18 season is in Higashiyama at 200m *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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