*6.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -13°C. Looks like we can expect another stellar day in the mountains. It is exceptionally cold this morning and the overnight snowfall is so light and dry we pretty much blew the snow off the snow station. Since then heavy snowfall kicked back in. There is very little wind and with the sun forecast to make an appearance later this morning….there is not much left to say. Better get ready and get up there!
Yesterday was another incredible morning with super light snow, cold temperatures and brilliant sunshine. We heard reports of screams of delight echoing throughout the resorts and backcountry. Brilliance. Taking a slightly different tack we ventured out and took some aerials shots in Annupuri, Higashiyama, Niseko town and Hangetsuko and then some early evening shots looking over Hirafu Village.
Photography – Glen Claydon Photography
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 789.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 370cm
- Snow depth at the base, 160cm
- 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 now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 season 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.