*30cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -6°C. On with the show! Another hefty morning on the 360niseko snow station with 30cm of Hokkaido’s finest powder snow served up!
The expected wind has not eventuated at village level so it should be another spectacular morning on the mountain. Will be interesting if any more lifts and terrain will be opened up in Grand Hirafu. Keep an eye on the Niseko United Lift Status.
Besides a couple warmer days Tuesday and Wednesday the rest of the forecast for the next week is cold temps and snow snow snow…. we could be in for a record breaking November for accumulative snowfall!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 184cm
- 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.