*24cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:30AM today the temperature was -12°C. It is a brilliant morning in Niseko! Yesterday at around 16:00 the storm hit Niseko with some real ferocity packing gale force winds and heavy snowfall. This morning everything has gone to script! The wind has dropped, the clouds have disappeared and it is COLD. We have an amazing morning in Niseko and conditions on the mountain will be amazing! With the strong winds yesterday the avalanche danger will be extreme so be aware that gate access may be limited. If you are heading into the backcountry please be careful.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 862.5cm
- 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.