*0cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 9:30 today the temperature was 8°C. Beautiful spring sunshine and warm temperatures today. Well dear readers this weekend we bravely head into the final weekend of resort skiing and snowboarding. Niseko Annupuri closed yesterday and Grand Hirafu will close tomorrow a few weeks early due to the the Corona Virus national / global emergency.The Hirafu spring park and the upper mountain is still in great condition so it will be a frenzy up there today….and BBQ weather down low 😉 Looks like we may get some rain overnight with warm overcast conditions tomorrow so it should be a slushy fun last day.
Hirafu Village and Grand Hirafu Now
Here are a couple shots taken yesterday by Glen Claydon Photography to set the scene. Thanks for following this will be our last snow report for the season – KAMPAI!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 738cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 280cm
- Snow depth at the base, 35cm
- 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 2019-20 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.