*0.5cm or more has fallen for more than a week in Niseko. At 06:30 today the temperature was -3°C. We have had a dusting overnight. There is not enough to get that excited about but it is great to see some snow none the less. We can expect sunny weather for the next few days at least.
The last week has seen continued warm weather and even some serious rain events which has been unusual for this time of year. We have not had the usual run of March powder but there is not much we can do about that. The snowpack on the mountain has dropped 20cm at the peak and 40cm at the base so there is still plenty of snow to enjoy for the next month or more.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 1043cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 355cm
- Snow depth at the base, 120cm
- 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
- The latest Shiribeshi avalanche report
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2022-23 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 taken from what is outside our house on the ground.