Niseko Snow Report

Wednesday 04 March 2015

Well, some pretty sweet boot deep off the Monkey and mid Rob Roy early yesterday had plenty of happy guided guests getting what they came for, and then gate 4 opened with more white gold untouched from the 2 previous snow days. For the 2nd time this past week, our region this mornning finds itself nestled within the eye of a new low pressure cell.

Cloudy at present with winds abating again as the day progresses yet as the system moves east, the intensity button will raise later today tonight with blizzard conditions expected throughout tonight into tomorrow. No new for the 24hr period. Jet stream currently SE 5k down low and 15-25k higher up. Temps presently at minus 5c up high and neg 0c at base. The further outlook has the weekend looking generally calm at this stage.

Two Tips for your day - 1) Perhaps some quality carve boards today as the cat guys have groomed some magic tarmac ! -2) Keep a safety leash on your mobile or 2 way - they're expensive to replace.

Stay Safe and Focused - Please Obey and Respect The Niseko Rules. 

Never Break Rope Lines - Closed Gates and Areas Deemed Out of Bounds by Patrol. Super Important. Keep your eye on the avalanche report for the latest back country gate access and updates. It's the red button below on this page.

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By Rod at 07:54



Snow report information is compiled and interpreted from various Japanese weather sites and models made current for the day and the 3-5 day outlook. Snow fall 24hr periods are measured at approximately 730am daily in Hirafu Village base lifts and data from the avalanche report which indicates accumulations at both the base of Moiwa and the 1000metre level. Further on mountain observations are also included and like any ski resort, more intense snow accumulations occur at mid and upper mountain elevations of average approximations of 20%. These approximations are conservative. Hence, base lift depth historically speaking is almost 50% less on any given year than mid to top station snow pack.


Snow Cam at Alpen Ridge

Weather Condition
Current Temp
-5°/0°
Top Station / Hirafu Village

Cloudy - Snow Approaching


Top Station
Temperature
-5°/0°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
30.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SE
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
Snow To Date
1545
CM
Visibility
Variable
 

Hirafu Village
Temperature
-4°/1°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
5.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SE
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
SnowToDate
1083
CM
Visibility
Good
 

Weather Forecast
Thu

-7°/-7°
Fri

-9°/-9°
Sat

-8°/-8°
Sun

-6°/-6°
Mon

-7°/-6°
Forecast issued on 8am Wed 04, Mar 2015 by Snow-Forecast.com | Niseko Hirafu Resort
Crazy good conditions yesterday and more snow up top today! March is proving to be awesome!! Can't wait for more of this!! #hokkaido #japan #japow #niseko #snow #ski #skijapan #killingit #kiroro #landscape #awesome #epic #yuki #pow #powder
4 hours ago
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Blue sunny day with a further 4-8cm of new fresh snow over the last 24hour period. Wind is dying down, hopefully this will allow upper lift areas to run today, accessing a good depth of powder that fallen over the last 2days! Perfect weather to enjoy guys! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #powder #japow #pow #snow #winter #skijapan #ski #snowboard #iloveniseko #livingthedream #bluebird #sunshine #beautiful #hokkaido #freshies
1 day ago
148 148 Likes
A great week in Niseko! Fresh powder across much of Hokkaido made for some sweet lines last week... Keep the snow up Niseko!!! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #snow #japow #pow #ski #snowboard #resort #hokkaido #moresnow #iloveniseko #livingthedream #skijapan #powder #deep #frothing #shredding
2 days ago
123 123 Likes
Huge snowfall overnight again!! Niseko bringing the goods!! Shred the gnar!! Pow pow!!! #pow #powder #niseko #amazing #ski #winter #hokkaido #snow #shred
4 days ago
117 117 Likes
Yesterday upper mountains was fantastic with excellent quality of JAPOW and beautiful bluebird. Today we have a further of 5-10cm of new freshies overnight and presently it is the calm before the storm... more decent snow will come in later today and tonight with further snow expected later Sunday into Monday! At the moment, enjoy the calm! #Niseko #japan #Hirafu #bluebird #powder #pow #japow #yotei #hiking #sunshine #ski #snowboard #iloveniseko #livingthedream #skijapan #hikingthepeak #peak #shred #epicday #hokkaido
5 days ago
191 191 Likes
Good morning! A brilliant morning today! Yesterday Niseko delivered some excellent deep dry powder, a further 10-15cm! It's super dry quality out there - get up and hurry!!! It is forecasted to have periods of sun and blue sky for today prior to a significant change later tonight... Friday into Saturday is looking extremely promising with more pow pow! Bring it on.. We are all ready! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #bluebird #mtyotei #yotei #moresnow #winter #ski #snowboard #resort #japow #pow #skijapan #powder #deeppow #epicshred #frothing #shred #springisonhold #iloveniseko #livingthedream #hokkaido
6 days ago
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An additional 5-10cm of new pow over the last 24 hour period. Absolutely stunning bluebird day... we will have a few flurries moving in throughout the day with more decent snow due tomorrow night into Friday and Saturday - super excited already! Enjoy your day like ours! #Niseko #japan #Hirafu #japow #winter #bluebird #iloveniseko #skijapan #ski #snowboard #pow #powder #deeppow #livingthedream #bluebirdday #bluebird #firstchair #epic #beautiful #sunshine
1 week ago
130 130 Likes
YES! It's snowing again! This morning with a further 10-15cm of new snow and it is still going on! We will have more decent snow forecast for today, tomorrow and Friday! Get out there.. its going to be epic 😊 #finallysnowing #niseko #japan #hirafu #hokkaido #powder #snow #winter #ski #snowboard #deeppow #pow #japow #moresnowplease #epic #iloveniseko #livingthedream #faceshot #winter #resort
1 week ago
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No new snow yet but later tonight we should get some decent snow through till Saturday... Fingers crossed! Niseko do what you're best at doing! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #bluebird #startsnowing #japow #powder #pow #iloveniseko #hokkaido #skijapan #sunshine #beautiful #snowman
1 week ago
106 106 Likes
Niseko had been turning on the weather the past few days! Fresh snow on the way! #niseko #gondola #yotei #japan #japow #skijapan #ski #winter #mountains #winterwonderland
1 week ago
169 169 Likes
So much to do in Niseko! Great views and blue sky once again! Fresh snow on the forecast for Tuesday! #cantwait #winter #niseko #bluebird #bluesky #nbs #ski #skischool #winter #winterwonderland #yotei #japan #hokkaido #hirafu #shred #cuties #munchkins
1 week ago
141 141 Likes
Suns out funs out!! Don't forget the sunscreen!! Goggle tans all round! #sunshine #niseko #bluebird #skijapan #snowboard #cute #yuki #yotei #smile #snow #winter
1 week ago
124 124 Likes
Happy Chinese New Year! What a beautiful start of a new day! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #cny #chinesenewyear #happynewyear #japow #powder #yotei #mtyotei #iloveniseko #beautifulday #bluebird
1 week ago
163 163 Likes
Beautiful bluebird day! Excellent weather, the wind have finally decided to stop! I believe it's time for some epic hike! Oh yes! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #mtyotei #yotei #japow #powder #ski #snowboard #skijapan #hikethepeak #bluebird #iloveniseko #livingthedream
2 weeks ago
175 175 Likes
There are some seriously amazing experiences to be around Hokkaido. It's not everyday that you get to visit a traditional shrine blanketed in snow! Japan; you're pretty awesome. #hokkaido #winter #shrine #culture #japan #snow #skijapan #tour #discoverhokkaido #tradition
2 weeks ago
112 112 Likes
Another pow day in niseko! Another big snowfall last night made for awesome conditions once again! Get out there!! #niseko #pow #powder #snow #snowboard #snowboarding #japan #japow #winter #ski #hokkaido
2 weeks ago
135 135 Likes
Yesterday was one of the best day everrrrrr... Say no more! #Niseko #kiroro #japan #japow #deeppow #powder #iloveniseko #livingthedream #ski #snowboard #faceshot #snorkel #somuchsnow #snow #winter #bestplaceonearth #pow #japow #skijapan
2 weeks ago
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It's about time Niseko! We got nailed last night with 48-60cm of new super dry powder over the last 24hour period, it's still dumping! Low wind, deep, bottomless pow pow! It's so good! Plus last night was one of the best night shred in a while! Some advice: GET OUT THERE PEOPLE! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #deep #powder #ski #japow #pow #deeppow #somuchsnow #snowboard #snow #waistdeep #epicshred #iloveniseko #livingthedream #nightride #stoked
3 weeks ago
170 170 Likes
Niseko is always so unpredictable.. Now the sun decides to come out and say hello, and a clear view of MT. Yotei! Bluebird day and powder? Today's going to be awesome! Luckyyyyy! #Niseko #sunshine #bluebird #bluebirdday #japow #iloveniseko #powdersnow #pow #powder #ski #skijapan #snowboard #livingthedream #whatsupwiththeweather #epicshred #japan #hirafu #mtyotei #yotei
3 weeks ago
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