*1cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 07:00 today the temperature was -3°C. Well not exactly the overnight dump we were waiting for but….it is still cold and more snowfall is expected throughout the day into tomorrow. Will the resorts open tomorrow…who know’s maybe Hirafu will open up higher. Despite only having 1cm of accumulative snowfall on the snow station at least 8cm accumulated throughout the day but yesterday afternoon it warmed up quite a bit. Higher up on the mountain it will be a different story.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 5cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
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 and seasonality 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.