*17.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -8°C. The crushing snowfall and strong winds have continued and we are absolutely loaded with deep dry Hokkaido pow. The low temperatures have sucked most of the moisture out of the snow and it is champagne pow at it’s best! The temperature will not be quite as low as yesterday….but still super cold so layer up…zip up and dive in!! After the upper lifts being shut for a few days the big questions is…has the wind dropped enough for those lifts across the region to operate this morning?!? The snow shows no sign of letting up in the forecasts for the next week so pace yourself 😉
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 597cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 280cm
- Snow depth at the base, 140cm
- 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.