*7cm has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:38 am today the temperature was -10.1 °C. There has been a nice little top-up overnight and conditions will be crisp and sharp this morning with one of the colder mornings of the season so far. Snow was falling as well put the report together and it’s facewarmer/shield stuff out and about today so make sure to rug up. Quad lift is set to spin at Moiwa but we are not sure about the gates opening. This weekend will probably be one of the last quiet ones before the annual visitors start showing up so make sure to get out and enjoy it!
Useful information from other places
- Accumulative snow fall to date in Niseko, 311cm
- Snow depth at the peak, 210cm
- Snow depth at the base, 85cm
- 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.
- Please follow the Niseko Rules.
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko now has 2 snow stations for the 2017-18 in Higashiyama at 200m and 300m *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 houses on the ground.