Niseko Snow Report, 23 February 2020

WHITE OUT MAN!

*4cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 8:15 today the temperature was -1°C. Nasty conditions with very strong westerly winds blasting the region. It is very unlikely any lifts across Niseko United will be running today so suggest checking the lift status before braving the weather outside. Around our house there are already knee deep wind drifts. With heavy snowfall and strong winds predicted to last throughout the day the mountain will rapidly be transformed. The snow conditions will be ….variable as we did have lots of rain last night – Hirafu Village was like an ice skating rink! Take care outside today…if the wind mellows out there will be some great riding to be had….but that is a long shot!

Snowfall in Niseko, 23 February 2020

Yikes!

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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.

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