*3cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 07:00 today the temperature was -8°C. A lovely dusting of amazingly light snow this morning. It is very doubtful that we have had enough for a reset even higher up on the mountain but….you never know. There is only one way to find out. If you have any energy left after yesterday the pick would be to hit the groomed runs early. Always fun to rip down fresh groomers with a layer of fresh snow on top. The out look is for some wild weather from this afternoon / evening into Friday with a general warming trend into next week. Spring is just around the corner…and so is more powder. Hoping for 2m+ of snowfall in March to break our 360niseko snowfall records!!
Yesterday may have been “the day” of the season!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1346.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 505cm
- Snow depth at the base, 250cm
- 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.
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.