*0.5cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:15 today the temperature was 1°C. Well the weather is not going to script with a warm southerly wind blowing yesterday and rain hitting us in the afternoon ( Gulp ). It did not get any better through the night with the rain actually getting heavier. Snow has just started falling which is great to see! We have a severe weather warning in place with and expected blizzard due to take effect around midday with expected disruptions to all forms of transport in Hokkaido. The good news? It is going to snow….soon. Conditions on the mountain will be bearable if you fancy some turns on variable wet snow – if so hit it early as the wind will most like close the resorts for the next couple of days is the storm lives up to the hype.
Happy New Year!!
360niseko would like to wish everyone a happy & healthy 2020. We will be taking a few days off and there will be no snow report until Jan 4th. In the meantime please check out the Ski Japan Ski Report by Rod-san for your Niseko snow / weather fix. Alternatively if you want to go deep try the Snow Japan Niseko Snow Report. Fingers crossed for a mega Japanuary!!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 295cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 165cm
- Snow depth at the base, 70cm
- 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 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.