*26cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 07:00 today the temperature was -5°C. A serious cold front moved into the region in the afternoon bringing with it seriously cold air and lot’s of snow! Once again it is amazing to see the rapid transformation into winter! Phoar!!! 26cm on the 360niseko snow station translates to serious snowfall higher up on the mountain! As of yesterday afternoon Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri resorts both postponed their opening dates (which was meant to be today) but with the cold temperatures and snowfall forecast to continue hopefully they will open soon.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko,31cm
- 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.