Calm after the storm?
*5.2cm of fresh snow has fallen since yesterday morning and at 6:30am today the temperature was -1°c.The storm has passed but persistent strong winds remain. Although we reporting 5.2 cm of fresh snow in Hirafu village there are some very deep wind drifts up to 30cm around my house, on the mountain there will be some very deep sections but also wind scoured icy sections so be careful today.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date, 1,501cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 410cm
- Snow depth at the base, 170cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Real time lift operations.
- The latest Niseko avalanche report.
What’s happening today
This morning we are quietly optimistic that the lifts will be running – time will tell.
The recent wild weather will have transformed the mountain and caution is advised. Deep wind drifts and cornice danger will be prevalent all over the mountain.
Hirafu village hits the 15 meter mark of accumulative snowfall
We are happy to announce that in the last 24hrs we have just surpassed the 15m mark of accumulative snowfall in Hirafu village for the 2011/12 season!
360niseko started taking measurements using the trusty ruler on the 15 Nov 2011 and what a season it has been. Here are a few images from yesterday and this morning.
We are looking forward to next season already but first things first…we have powder to ride this morning!!
Get more information on Snow-Forecast.com.
Niseko snow fall data
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