*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 08:00 today the temperature was 8°C. Already 8 degrees and and the sun is shinning! Late last night we were hit by some heavy rainfall at village level and it most likely rained below 2000m. This is actually a good thing as it will have softened up the snow above 700m and there will be some excellent spring corn snow up for grabs today as we have fine weather!! Lower down on the mountain the groomed runs will be fun first thing and then the rest of the day will be a slush fest!
Today in Hanazono we have the SLOPE STYLE contest in the Hanazono park and over at The House of Powder in Chisenupuri we have Send it for Sam 2018 in honor of Sam Kerr with free cat-skiing and other fun stuff!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1397.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 480cm
- Snow depth at the base, 190cm
- 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.
Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2017-18 season is in Higashiyama at 200m *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.