*5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -9°C. A calm overcast morning and it is surprising it is not snowing for once as it feels like it has been snowing non stop for the last week! With no snowfall overnight – * windshields are clear – the accumulated snowfall came down yesterday. There will be fresh tracks out there for keen people who do not mind bashing through bamboo grass and taking risks. For everyone else stick to the groomed runs today. Night skiing started last night so we can all enjoy 12 long hours of action on the mountain every day! Oh and BTW it will start snowing again during the day and another massive dump is bearing down on us!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 215cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 160cm
- Snow depth at the base, 70cm
- 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.