*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:15 today the temperature was -3°C. It is a foggy overcast morning in Niseko. The clouds are expected to burn off and it should be a sunny day. We have enough snow to enjoy the groomed runs for the next few months…really hoping the snow returns but at this stage that is looking unlikely for the next week. We should get a dusting overnight tomorrow but overall the temperatures will remain warm.
At this stage we have reached the point where daily snow reports will wind down and we will only post when there is snow to report or a weekly wrap up – the shot of the bare ruler is not too inspiring. Here are a few fun shots from yesterdays lovely bluebird conditions here in Niseko.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 880.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 355cm
- Snow depth at the base, 160cm
- 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.