*15.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -8°C. This morning we have more wild weather with strong winds, low visibility, the coldest day of the season so far and continued snowfall. The weather should calm down tomorrow and we will be able to take stock of the snow conditions on the mountain. Fingers crossed that the resorts will be able to open soon.
Stay safe out there!
Yesterday’s conditions on the road were very dangerous and there were multiple crashes and even pile ups throughout the region non stop yesterday. At this time of year the speed limit of 40 km makes total sense!! Be on your guard leave space between the car in front, take your time out there!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 106.5cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2019-20 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.