Niseko Snow Report, 8 March 2017

The day of the season?!?

*27.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -5°C. The last 24hrs have been incredible with huge fat flakes coming down pretty much non stop. The world outside this morning is white white white with everything loaded up with a brilliant layer of dry Hokkaido powder snow. Conditions on the mountain will be superb this morning…this could be the day of the season!!

Snowfall in Niseko, 8 March 2017

Snowfall in Niseko, 8 March 2017

Smeared with snow, 8 March 2017

Smeared with snow, 8 March 2017

Dumpage! 8 March 2017

Dumpage! 8 March 2017

Fat flakes falling, 8 March 2017

Fat flakes falling, 8 March 2017

Owain coming out of the whiteroom, 7 March 2017

Owain coming out of the whiteroom, 7 March 2017

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Snow Forecast

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.

  1. Grant Egan says:

    Hi is there such a thing as a longer range snow forecast ? Any indications on what the end of March – first week of April will be like in Niseko region ?

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