*0cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 08:00 today the temperature was 0°C. It is a bleak old morning in Niseko. The temperature is forecast to hit 8 degrees today. Luckily there is no rainfall expected so it will not be miserable. While we still pine for pow, japow, pow wow, faceshots, powder, trenching, dumpage, deep filth, fresh tracks etc etc it does not look like we are going to get any for the next week at least. Spring is here and spring does have it’s good points including awesome early morning freshly groomed runs, back country touring ( for experts or guided groups only as the avalanche risk is high right now ), clear weather, warmer temps, no lift lines etc etc. We could whinge about the seemingly early onset of Spring….but what’s the point?!? Have fun!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1389cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 500cm
- Snow depth at the base, 210cm
- 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.