Niseko Snow Report, 15 December 2016

*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -8°C. The expected snowfall has not materialized here on the 360niseko snow station this morning. Yesterday afternoon at 4pm it was absolutely dumping in Kutchan so perhaps there are fresh accumulations of snow on the Hanazono side? After a clear night the clouds have just rolled in and it has just started snowing. It seems a bit far fetched but….there is a OYUKI warning ( heavy snowfall ) in place for the region with 20-30cm forecast to come down today. Bring it ON!

Snowfall in Niseko, 15 December 2016

Snowfall in Niseko, 15 December 2016

Niseko Snapshots

Hirafu Village and beyond, 14 December 2016

Hirafu Village and beyond, 14 December 2016

Grand Hirafu, 14 December 2016

Grand Hirafu, 14 December 2016

Useful information from other places

Snow Forecast

360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer

The 360niseko snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.