*20cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30am today the temperature was -8.2°C.
December has dawned with a nice respectable amount of dumpage and the powder gods seem set to keep gracing us with the love right into the weekend with snow is falling steady and strong right now. Temps are nice and cold so the snow is dry and light. If you are in Niseko and not madly running around to get set for the season still then just grab your warmest beanie, a pow board or skis and just go,days like this are magic!
For an update on what’s spinning head over here Niseko United Lift Status.
Above: 20cm’s of p.rime December pow.
Below: Snowplough operations are in full swing this morning.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 233cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 185cm
- Snow depth at the base, 70cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 in Higashiyama at 200m and 300m *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 houses on the ground.