*1.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -7°C.It is a cold calm morning in Niseko. Yesterday’s wind weather subsided by midday allowing the main lifts to operate. Not sure if any of the higher lifts opened but there is a good chance that today they will today. There will be some epic turns up there for sure! For anyone venturing out the gates make sure you are prepared ( beacon shovel probe ) as conditions will be dangerous. Make sure you read the avalanche reports and ski / ride with in your limitations.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 709.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 300cm
- 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.
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.