* 18.5 has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko,much more in drifted areas. At 6:00 am today the temperature was –10.2 °C.
The Powder Express arrived at about 60 kph all day yesterday and for most of the night, this along with double digit cold temps has seen probably the largest snowfall of the season but readings on the snow station are much more modest. We have more snow on the front verandah (snow only piles up there about 4 times a year) than we do on the snow station. The snow will be drifted to pretty strange locations today and it will be really deep and really light. It would be fair to say this is our biggest fall of the year so far but the wind has done some wild stuff to the snow and we imagine avalanche conditions will be off the scale.
The wind is still blowing with reasonable strength and snow is also falling. Lift status will be crucial today as different lifts go on and off wind hold
The live cam is perfect to give you an up to the minute snapshot of what’s falling.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 581 cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 280cm
- Snow depth at the base, 120cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 season in Higashiyama at 200m and 300m *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 houses on the ground.