* 10cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:10 am today the temperature was -1.1 °C.
Ok so the powder fever has subsided after yesterdays awesome conditions right? A bit of context this morning, Niseko’s snow pack had been decreasing every year for the past 5 years and last year was considered about the worst year in 40 years and the 4 years previous were well down on average so the snow we are getting is really just a return to normal programing, even though it feels like an ice age.
So get a new snow shovel, go buy those bib pants, get an extra pair of goggles, clip the powder skirt together, book the tour you always wanted to do, hire some fat ski’s, stay out late get up early and soak it up cause the season is in full swing and it’s a good one. There is a LOT more snow on the forecast the resorts are all spinning the right lifts, all the staff have had a couple of weeks of A+ riding and it’s good vibes only in Niseko right now.
360 hot Tip 1. Keep an eye on the live feed for the sneaky arvo dump and an epic nighta as the crowds arrive.
Don’t forget 360 is holding a film premiere of the new Teton Gravity Research film Rogue Elements at the Niseko Chomin Centre this Saturday (16th) tickets are available from Rhythm and Rhythm Summit we’d love to see you there.
Glory Laps at Hanazono
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 359.5 cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 240cm
- Snow depth at the base, 100cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
Live Web Cam from Hirafu Village
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 season in Higashiyama at 200m and 300m *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 houses on the ground.