*7.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:18 am today the temperature was -8.6 °C.
The dumpage of the past few days has eased and a pretty warm front bowled through the region yesterday after a pretty epic start and the snow became damp and heavy not quite the glug we had to deal with last year and by normal standards it was pretty epic but by the Niseko playbook it was a little heavy. This morning temps are back down and it looks like a mostly clear day early on, the snow looks set to kick in again after lunch and we should experience on and off snow for the rest of the week. Amazing morning to be alive so get on out there! For an update on what lifts are operating head over here Niseko United Lift Status.
Above: 7.5cms on the powder clock this morning.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 268cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 200cm
- Snow depth at the base, 80cm
- 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.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 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.