*1.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 5:45AM today the temperature was -2.6°C.
Slim pickings out there this morning BUT great news as temps and weather seem to be running to forecast and we should see a solid blizzard, heavy snow and semi typhoon level winds turn up later in the day. If that does all eventuate it will be a day for the more “Hard-core” of partipicants in snow sports today. We are sure the folks at Niseko United will have the groomers in pristine condition though and as we type there is not much sign of the storm so as always the best report info is in the front of the lift line.
This storm is forecast to start a week of snow so lets hope that storm gets its act together and hits. Keep an eye on the live cam for instant updates.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 838.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 375cm
- Snow depth at the base, 175cm
- 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.