*28cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -8°C. The jaw dropping snowfall has continued pretty much unabated and this morning is shaping up as another classic ” Snorkel fest” as is it again going to be mega deep up there. Looks like we could be in for some sunshine and warmer conditions from tomorrow into next week so powder hunters… GO GO GO!
Yesterday we decided to take a different tack and headed to Kiroro Resort to see what the conditions were like over there. Thumbs up.
Kiroro Chowder, 16 December 2016 from Glen Claydon Photography on Vimeo.
Photos / Video: Glen Claydon Photography
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 270cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 240cm
- Snow depth at the base, 110cm
- 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 snow station is now in a new location for the 2016-17 between Hirafu and Higashiyama at 200m in altitude. There is 27m difference in altitude to last seasons position in lower Hirafu village 227m. *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.