*12cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -4°C. Yesterday we had some extremely heavy snowfall but this did not continue overnight. The snow feels a bit heavy for some reason this morning despite it still being reasonably cold…hmmm. Will be a case of search and destroy this morning as there will be some super deep sections out there! The wind is forecast to increase throughout the day with blizzard warning in place so suggest getting out there early!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 287.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 185cm
- Snow depth at the base, 90cm
- 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.