*27cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:45today the temperature was -5°C. This morning greets us with some exceptional conditions. The quality of the snow is light and fluffy and with this much accumulating at 200m it will undoubtably be mind blowing higher up on the mountain….waist deep? The outlook is for continued snowfall throughout the day with a break before another cold front arrives bringing with it even heavier snowfall! The down side is that we can expect some strong winds tomorrow so suggest getting up on the mountain today if you can! It is a good day to ride and ski with friends and to keep an eye out for other people on the mountain. People can easily get into trouble even on the sides of the runs with the snow is this deep. YEW!!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 154cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 185cm
- Snow depth at the base, 65cm
- Real time lift operations.
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
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.