*5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30am today the temperature was -7.4°C.
Peering out into the darkness at 360’s snow station this morning it was hard to tell if the next round of snow had appeared but flicking on an outside light gave us confirmation that snow had in fact arrived and as the report is written continues to fall.
There is going to be a pretty significiant rain layer from yesterday (that consolidated the snowpack by 50cms at the peak) at lower elevations and perhaps even all the way to the top of the resorts. While this poses no real threat other than the hardpack below you (don’t catch an edge today thinking you are in conditions like three days ago) anyone venturing into the backcountry might want to keep this one in mind.
So powderhounds what an interesting situation you face today. Over to Annupuri to ride really uncrowded fun or up to Hirafu to … do the same. The snow is pretty windblown there will be stashes everywhere. Enjoy.
For an update on what’s spinning head over here Niseko United Lift Status.
Above: 5.cm’s of windblown gear for the last day of Snowvember.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 213 cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 160cm
- Snow depth at the base, 50cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 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.