Niseko Snow Report, 9 January 2017

Dumpage looms.

*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was 2°C. More of the same but the end is within sight. It is overcast and a few stray flakes are coming down. From later today the temperature is set to plummet and snow will start falling from the sky!!

Snowfall in Niseko, 9 January 2017

Snowfall in Niseko, 9 January 2017

Niseko Snapshots

From around 12 yesterday the clouds evaporated and we were treated to a ‘Pure Bluebird. Yotei-san!!

Mt.Yotei from Kyogoku, 8 January 2017

Mt.Yotei from Kyogoku, 8 January 2017

A pink Mt.Yotei,  8 January 2017

A pink Mt.Yotei, 8 January 2017

Photos: Glen Claydon Photography

Useful information from other places

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.

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