*0.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -2°C. A milder morning today with calm overcast conditions. We have no snowfall over night is only a residual dusting from yesterday. Looks like today will be a good one for hitting the groomers or heading into the backcountry to find some fresh powder turns. Moderate snowfall has been predicted for this afternoon so hopefully tomorrow morning we will have a reset on the mountain.
The first 2 weeks of 2018 have flown by and the week ahead is looking very promising. We have snowfall throughout the entire week except for 1 day of sunshine on Wednesday – we’ll take it!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 790cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 380cm
- Snow depth at the base, 165cm
- 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.