*5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -5°C. Just light snowfall over the last 24 hrs. Conditions on the mountain will still be tasty but fresh tracks will be hard to come by but there should still be a few out there for eager powder hunters. The tip for the day is get out there and get into it as the weather will deteriorate through the day culminating in a mega storm this evening. The temperature will increase slightly meaning wet snow at lower elevations when means ICE. Lot’s of snow coming so buckle up it’s going to be a wild ride.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 657cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 280cm
- Snow depth at the base, 130cm
- 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.