*9.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was -4°C. The predicted strong cold front has moved into the region and we have a beautiful later of light and dry powder.
Yesterday’s warmer weather resulted in some slushy conditions at lower elevations but the freezing level looked like it was above 500m so there should have been some good accumulations higher up the mountain. Down at the 360niseko snow stations is was a slush fest be we still had an accumulation of 7.5cm from the previous day which we have added to our accumulation total. The rain turned to snow around midday and continued on and off throughout the day into the evening. With 60cm accumulation over the last week and a lot more forecast for the coming week…opening day should be epic! Looking forward to finding out how much snow there is up there!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 60cm
- 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.