*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 06:30 today the temperature was 3°C. We have another hazy day and it looks like the Kousa ( yellow sand ) did arrive yesterday as the snow looks nasty with a slight yellow brownish tinge. This will not effect the groomed runs but will possibly make touring a bit problematic with grippy slow snow. The snow pack is hanging in there and resort riding will be great for weeks yet! We can expect a cold front to move into the region from this afternoon and a cold night tomorrow but sadly no new snowfall.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1397.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 460cm
- Snow depth at the base, 170cm
- 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.
Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village
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.