*0.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was 2°C. Just a dusting overnight here on the 360niseko snow station but we are guessing the upper mountain will be amazing ( seriously)! At this time of year there is always a huge difference between what falls at village level and how much snowfall accumulates at higher elevations. Anyways.. excellent spring conditions up for grabs again throughout the Niseko region this morning – enjoy it while it lasts as the sun is expected to come out this morning and the temps will rise and stay high for the next 5 days at least.
A Sneaky Road Trip
Anticipating some amazing conditions opted for a mission out to Kiroro Resort yesterday and were rewarded with some of the best turns of the season with 40+ cm of fast deep velvet POW!
Photos – Glen Claydon Photography
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 708cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 325cm
- Snow depth at the base, 125cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.