First Snowfall in Niseko 2021-22

HATSUYUKI 初雪!

The waiting game is over with the first snowfall in the Niseko region arriving last night! Usually Niseko get’s firast snowfall at higher elevation at the summit of Mt.Yotei then anything from a few days to a few weeks snowfall makes it’s was down to the summit of Mt.Annupuri and then finally at village level.This year the snow has blanketed everything down to around 500m in elevation.

It is always a very special time in Niseko welcoming the first snowfall. Today we should have continued snowfall at higher elevations and then a wet dreary week ahead judging by the forecast. Hard to say when we can expect the first snow accumulation at village level…..

Hirafu Village, 17 October 2021

Grand Hirafu, 17 October 2021

Snow to around 500m, 17 October 2021

Onsenzawa, 17 October 2021

Hirafu-Zaka, 17 October 2021

Niseko Village, 17 October 2021

Autumn Blaze, 17 October 2021

LOVE IT!

Transitions, 17 October 2021

Soooooon

Yotei-san, 17 October 2021

Niseko Village and beyond, 17 October 2021

PHOTOGRAPHY: GLEN CLAYDON PHOTOGRAPHY