*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -11°C. A very cold morning so please be careful on the roads or walking around town as it will be very icy. Not a whole lot to report snow-wise with only flurries of light snowfall in the past 24 hours. There is talk of heavy snowfall coming our way this evening – hmm that would be nice. We need someone to press the reset button! The week ahead is looking promising.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 408.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 255cm
- 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 snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.