*13cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 06:45 today the temperature was -3°C. The storm has passed through but there is still quite a bit of wind around so it remains to be seen what lifts will be running today. There will be some incredibly deep snow drifts out there and there will no doubt be areas with amazing conditions. That being said the snow conditions will be variable with exposed windblown icy sections. Wind loading on cornices will also be extreme and the avalanche risk will be very high. We can expect the temperature to creep up today so suggest be being up there early and fingers crossed the lifts can operate this morning!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1368.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 505cm
- Snow depth at the base, 250cm
- 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.