*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -1°C. Freeze thaw conditions this morning. With an expected top temperature of 8 degrees we will have significant melting at village level. Conditions on the mountain will be best on the groomed runs. Higher up the snow will most likely be very hard.Temperatures will start dropping from tomorrow and fresh snowfall should return by Sunday and continue into mid next week. There is a considerable avalanche risk today for anyone venturing into the backcountry. Stay safe out there.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 574.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 250cm
- Snow depth at the base, 110cm
- 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 2019-20 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.