*17cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:15 today the temperature was -9°C. Another cold morning and yet another excellent top up overnight. At this stage we can expect heavy snowfall into the new year with no end in sight to the daily snowfall. The next 360niseko snow report will be on Jan 4th as will be taking some time off over Oshogatsu.
Final thoughts for the year
Well friends it is the last day of 2021. Would like to take this moment to wish everyone a much better year that 2021. For so many reasons over nearly 2 years life has been marred by COVID. Travel restrictions and lockdowns amongst other things have turned our collective world upside down. Here in Niseko with such a massive down turn in business we too feel the pain. Sure it is fun riding around semi deserted resorts but ultimately deflating seeing so many businesses, friends and families here struggle. On a positive note…..the powder will be ridden and with some luck 2022 is shaping up to be much better than 2021. Take care and Happy New Year from 360niseko
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 423cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 255cm
- Snow depth at the base, 135cm
- 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 2021-22 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.