*8cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was -2°C.
Strong winds and low visibility with a welcome layer of heavy snow! . There is absolutely no denying that it was been a woeful few days of almost constant rain here in Niseko. Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village both opened some beginner runs on the weekend so for kids and beginners…the season has started ( cough cough ). Looks like we have cold temperatures and continued snowfall for the next week so lets hope the we get enough snow to get the show on the road!
A couple shots
A few peaceful shots from last Saturday.
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 91cm
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2019-20 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.