*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 8:00 today the temperature was 9°C. Warm conditions and what a difference a week makes! The melt is ON and we are now rocketing towards the end of the 2016-17 season.
That’s it, that’s all….or is it?
We have reached the point in the season where we just can’t take shots of a barren snow station day after day so will be instead proving weekly updates for the remainder of the season. As of last Sunday the Niseko Village and Niseko Hanazono area’s are closed for the season. Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri will keep the lifts spinning until the end of the first week of May. So, another month of spring skiing and boarding is up for grabs. Can we expect another spring dump? Well stranger things have happened but at this stage it look very unlikely. If it does dump we will report about it.
To all our followers and regular readers thanks for the support and checking out our daily snow reports. We really appreciate the likes and shares on social media. We would also like to say thanks to our sponsors who’s support has allowed us to continue on our quest to provide impartial honest information about Niseko for another season.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 717.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 320cm
- Snow depth at the base, 115cm
- 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.