Niseko Snow Report, 6 January 2017

*1cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -4°C. A top up over night. Nothing spectacular but….the winds have calmed down and chances are good that the upper lifts will open and possibly some of the side country gates…safe to say it is worth getting out of bed this morning if it is powder you seek!! We can expect more snowfall in a few days and in the meantime a few sunny days so….go go go!

Snowfall in Niseko, 6 January 2017

Snowfall in Niseko, 6 January 2017

Niseko Snapshots

We are now officially in the coldest part of winter which according to the news will last until the 3rd of February – brrrrrr!

Hirafu Village, 5 January 2017

Hirafu Village, 5 January 2017

Keeping the footpath clear, 5 January 2017

Keeping the footpath clear, 5 January 2017

Fuyu Shogun! 5 January 2017

Fuyu Shogun! 5 January 2017

Useful information from other places

Snow Forecast

360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer

The 360niseko snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.

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