Niseko Snow Report

Sunday, 14th February 2016

  

There are positive reasons to go do turns on days like today and yesterday - No lift lines - Not many on the hill and you get to test out just how well that 20k fabric you paid plenty for really works !...

Light drizzle continues here in Niseko folks yet we didn’t get too much yesterday or last night. It’s definitely heavier this morning yet no need for despair as the scene in our Shiribetsu ranges is about to change with snow due to sock in around dusk and dump till Thursday. The synoptic charts look awesome with significant crystal due to drop to sea level and the temps later today plunging like a brick off a cliff.   

Currently plus 2 at top and 5c at base with gusty 25-50k winds from the south - Upper lifts again will struggle to open and any type of BC touring is not a good idea until the base pack sets solid again. Roofs are sliding and so are steeper pitches. Extreme avalanche warnings are in place throughout Hokkaido.

Set yourself a target of a few runs to take the edge off...then perhaps a long lunch, onsen and massage. Keep those fat boards ready and have fun. Always caution and always packs and peep up if heading BC - Never break rope lines and please adhere to the Niseko Rules. Stay Tuned and Focused - Please Ski and Ride Wisely

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By Rod at 08:03


Snow Cam at Alpen Ridge

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.


Weather
Current Temp (°C)
2°/5°
Top Station / Hirafu Village

High Wind with Drizzzzle today - Snow Tonight


Top Station
Min/Max°C
2 / 5
Wind Speed
55KM/H
Wind Dir
S
Snow 24H
0CM
Snow To Date
10.4M
Visibility
Variable

Hirafu Village
Min/Max °C
2 / 5
Wind Speed
15KM/H
Wind Dir
S
Snow 24H
0CM
SnowToDate
7.8M
Visibility
Variable

Weather Forecast
Tue

-16°/-15°
Wed

-17°/-13°
Thu

-11°/-9°
Fri

-5°/-4°
Sat

-9°/-8°
Forecast issued on 2am Mon 15, Feb 2016 by Snow-Forecast.com | Niseko Hirafu Resort
Bring the snow and the sun back please!!! It is forecasted to have new pow later in Sunday! Fingers crossed! #niseko #japan #hirafu #snow #ski #skiresort #snowboard #japow #deepow #stopraining #winter #bestsnowonearth
1 day ago
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Another beautiful day! A mostly overcast start to the day here with sunny periods forecast after a brilliant Thursday where all lifts and gates to back country were open. Cold conditions, light winds with great powder and visibility ticked all the boxes! Enjoy! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #ski #snowboard #winter #snow #pow #powder #japow #deepow #bluebird #hokkaido #freshtracks #nisekounited
2 days ago
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Beautiful bluebird day, time for a hike? More snow forecasted later on Sunday into early next week! Bring on the snow! Wishing you all a very Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey! #Niseko #japan #skijapan #skijapanniseko #powder #pow #japow #deepow #faceshot #ski #skier #snowboard #riding #sick #deep #winterresort #snow #bluebird #amazing
3 days ago
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Snow resumed again and due to intensify significantly with heavy snow set to sock in later tonight into tomorrow! Big contrast to yesterday's bluebird calm condition with deep pow!  Enjoy! #Niseko #japan #Hirafu #powder #bestsnowonearth #deep #bluebird #ski #skier #snowboard #skijapan #skijapanniseko #amazing #holidayfun
5 days ago
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A day of powder and sunshine! It doesn't get much better than this! Sugoi!! #skiholiday #japan #japow #powder #pow #snowboard #snowboarding #kyneee #kyneeesnowboards #skijapan
6 days ago
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The last 10 days Niseko delivered over 200cm of quality powder - only 4 dos where it hasn't snowed since Christmas eve! Niseko is keeping up the game! Well played! Thigh deep looming face shots on tap again today! Epic #thisisniseko #niseko #japan #hirafu #skijapan #skijapanniseko #powder #japow #pow #snow
1 week ago
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1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Beautiful day with bottomless quality japow from yesterday and another 10-15cm of fresh snow on top! Niseko is on fire - enjoy the crazy deep dry pow pow! Have fun out there! #Niseko #japan #powder #pow #hirafu #deeppowder #snow #skijapan #skijapanniseko #ski #snowboard #amazing #japow #deepow
1 week ago
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#thisisnisekodeep #headdeeppow #powder #niseko #frothing
1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Winter wonderland ❄️❄️❄️ #niseko #japan #hirafu #winterwonderland #skijapan #hokkaido #powder #snow #winter #skijapanniseko
1 week ago
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Niseko looking pretty amazing! Lucky to be here! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #wow #beautiful #amazing #hokkaido #ski #snowboard #skier #japow #powder #pow #snow #bestskiresort
1 week ago
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11-15cm of fresh pow over the last 24hour period - super dry japow! Excellent quality snow with plenty of challenging inbound and backcountry terrain! Are ya'll out there? #Niseko #japan #hirafu #pow #powder #japow #snow #skijapan #skijapanniseko #riding #skier #ski #skiing #snowboard #shredding #deep #faceshot #hokkaido #bestskiresort
2 weeks ago
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Alice in deep pow with SJ Mountain Guiding! Nailed it! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #hokkaido #mountainguiding #skijapan #deep #pow #japow #powder #skijapanniseko #freshtracks #japow #powderheaven #ski #skier #snowboard #riding #shredding
2 weeks ago
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Snow and moderate wind last night are making for some great powder co conditions! A possible clear morning an Saturday will make for some amazing views! Get out there! #niseko #yotei #epic #powder #holiday #familyholiday #japan #japow #bluebird #sunshine #ski #snowboard #hirafu
2 weeks ago
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Light snow falling with 14-18cm of new snow over the last 24hour period! Steady snowfall is expected till Friday! Enjoy your ride out there! Niseko deep! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #hokkaido #powder #snow #ski #snowboard #skijapan #skijapanniseko #japow #pow #deepow #holidays
2 weeks ago
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Lots of fresh lines out there! Another beautiful bluebird day! Niseko is nailing it! Epic! #Niseko #Japan #hirafu #pow #japow #deepow #skijapan #ski #snowboard #bluebird #skijapanniseko #snow #powder #freshtracks
3 weeks ago
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