*30cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -8°C. Here we go again! Fantastic light fluffy pow this morning on the snow station. The amazing snowfall has not let up with heavy snowfall continuing for 24 hrs! The wind is expected to be strong today with disruptions to public transport and roads fingers crossed it is not too much of an issue. For anyone here in Niseko – take your time on the roads and chill out as best you can! On the mountain ride with friends and do not duck any ropes as conditions will be dangerously deep! There is no end in sight for this cycle of DUMPAGE with snowfall forecast every day well into new year!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 401.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 230cm
- Snow depth at the base, 120cm
- 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.