*12cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 06:30 today the temperature was -8°C. With continued intermittent snowfall throughout the day yesterday followed by a good old fashioned dump early evening which has continued overnight conditions should be sweet up there this morning. The strong wind that ripped through the region yesterday has abated so expect some super deep wind blown deposits on the leeward facing aspects 😉 Avalanche danger will be high so take care out there and read the avalanche report please. This will be the last very cold day for a while and there is a possibility for sunshine as well so this could be a morning to remember. Get ready and get up there. Go Go Go!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1382.5cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 520cm
- Snow depth at the base, 230cm
- 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.