*0.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was 0°C. Last night the temperature dropped sharply and the rain that had been falling all day turned to snow. Overnight there has been a bit of an accumulation of wet snow nut not enough to consolidate on the 360niseko snow station. After weeks of warm weather the snowpack is very thin with the lower mountain closed. Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are still open and who knows….higher up we might even score some spring pow this morning:)
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 921cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 215cm
- Snow depth at the base, 0cm
- 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.
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.