*13cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -6°C. After a long period without a decent top up of snowfall we we are back in business!! There will be some deep stashes of wind blown pow! Conditions will be variable on the mountain and it is possible the upper lifts will be closed again today. If the wind stays moderate as it is now there will be some great skiing and boarding on offer. Better make the most of it as it looks like the biggest storm of the season is on it’s way and it is quite likely Thursday will be write off with gale force winds and heavy snowfall across the region.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 555.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 280cm
- Snow depth at the base, 140cm
- 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 2017-18 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.