*10cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was -2.5°C. The early season snowfall has continued and we have a solid top up and it is still snowing. The snow has a very light powdery quality which can be explained by the cold temperature! Snow is forecast throughout the day and tomorrow when we will have a spike in the temperature before a monster cold front arrives Sunday bringing with it potential heavy snowfalls!
Some friends hiked Hirafu yesterday and reported great snow higher up but still not enough lower down.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 43cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 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.