Niseko Snow Report

Saturday 28 March 2015

A clear and mostly blue sky weekend shaping up here in Niseko with mild temps and low winds. Just a slight breeze from the SSW at base with 10-15k higher up. Temps currently 4c up top with 6c at base and set to rise towards lunchtime so the early groomers will hold the better carve.

The outlook has similar conditions for the next few days. Plenty of turns and season to go here in Niseko on a massive snow pack under the boards. Last lifts for Hirafu and Annupuri being May 6th ...Yes May 6th !  

Two Tips for your day - 1) A good base wax for spring corn will help keep the turns fluent - 2) Back country glide cracks are letting go ! - Stay well clear of these hazards with strong advice to keep out of terrain traps / run out gullies. 

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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Mad March sales are here with 50% off outer wear, 30% off helmets and goggles and 20 % off EVERYTHING else at NBS Retail Shop at the base of Alpen Ridge Condominiums. Great opportunity to re-stock or add to your pack items to keep you snug and more safe !

By Rod at 08:01



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
4°/6°
Top Station / Hirafu Village

Clear and mild Spring weekend of turns.


Top Station
Temperature
2°/4°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
15.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SSW
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
Snow To Date
1788
CM
Visibility
Good
 

Hirafu Village
Temperature
6°/10°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
2.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SSW
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
SnowToDate
1250
CM
Visibility
Good
 

Weather Forecast
Sun

4°/4°
Mon

1°/2°
Tue

3°/3°
Wed

-4°/-3°
Thu

-6°/-5°
Forecast issued on 8am Sat 28, Mar 2015 by Snow-Forecast.com | Niseko Hirafu Resort
Good morning! After an amazing Thursday of late March powder under the blue sunny  skies we have another magic bluebird day today! Nice... Enjoy the Sun ray and soak it all in! #Niseko #japan #mtyotei #Yotei #sunray #sun #sunshine #ski #snowboard #japow #powder #fun #spring #springskiing #skijapan #iloveniseko #livingthdream #powderheaven #hokkaido
1 day ago
109 109 Likes
And... back to spring! Hello there Mt.Yotei! Spectacular March conditions here, with an outstanding last 48hours of deep powder! Beautiful morning, sunny day and plenty of fresh lines waiting up there! Have a great riding/skiing day! Cheers! #Niseko #japan #Hirafu #mtyotei #park #spring #springpark #tricks #jumps #ski #snowboard #hittingthepark #bluebird #sunshine #beautifulweather #japow #pow #powderheaven #season #resort #hokkaido #shred #epicday #skijapan
2 days ago
133 133 Likes
There we are thinking its spring... and Niseko decided to dump 40-45cm of new powder over the last 24hour period and it is still dropping! Good job Niseko, unexpected surprise! #Niseko #hirafu #japan #japow #snow #springonhold #iloveniseko #stillsnowing #hokkaido #ski #snowboard #shredding #shred #dumping #amazing #winterisnotoveryet
3 days ago
136 136 Likes
Niseko suddenly decided to put spring on hold... Yesterday and today's photo.. It's still snowing heavily here with 7-10cm of new freshies over the last 24hr period. Late March snow is moving through our magic little region over the next 24-36hrs with significant accumulation expected! Yewwwww! Amazing! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #springonhold #winteralloveragain #snow #japow #powder #pow #iloveniseko #shredding #newsnow #hokkaido #winterwonderland #bestplaceonearth #ski #snowboard #riding #skiing #resort #winter #epic #amazing
4 days ago
141 141 Likes
A bit of a dusting again here in Niseko early this morning! Late season snow are forecast to fall later this week, fingers crossed! Still plenty of turns to go, last lifts for Hirafu and Annupuri being May 6th ~ Spring riding time! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #hokkaido #japow #spring #riding #springski #skiing #ski #snowboard #snow #winter #bluebird #sunny #springishere #resort #powderheaven
5 days ago
150 150 Likes
Fourteen year old local Tenra slaying it in the Hirafu park with a flat 540! Suns out funs out!! Another beautiful day in Niseko!! #niseko #hirafu #park #parkrats #locals #shred #winter #winterwonderland #bluebird #beautiful #japan #flat5
6 days ago
94 94 Likes
An overcast and foggy to start our Friday here in Niseko, but it is forecast for the weekend to have more sunny blue skies! Down to the last couple of night skiing/riding for this winter - it will close on the 22nd of March, so get out there before it closes! Enjoyyyyyy!!! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #nightskiing #ski #snowboard #japow #skiresort #lastnightskiing #winter #beautiful #lights #iloveniseko #livingthedream #hokkkaido
1 week ago
182 182 Likes
All gates and lifts are opened today with pretty civilised spring conditions and plenty of blue sunny periods! A cloudy start today thus there is a chance of a few flakes to come our way later tonight - so finger crossed! Here you go with a photo of Alezia-chan having a blast in the spring snow! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #hokkaido #ski #snowboard #springski #spring #weather #snow #skiresort #bluebird #japow #fun #iloveniseko #sunny #sunshine
1 week ago
91 91 Likes
Happy Monday! A beautiful bluebird day today as milder spring like temperature move into our region! Niseko United Hirafu is reporting a 5 meter base back on the upper lifts this morning, so that should set out nicely until May 6th (the last lifts). Still a lot of snow for some epic spring park and riding! Enjoy the sun ray! #monday #niseko #japan #hirafu #spring #springpark #riding #ski #snowboard #sendingit #snow #winter #skiresort #hokkaido #jumps #tricks #park #japow #bluebird #bluebirdday #stunning #mtyotei #yotei
1 week ago
172 172 Likes
Over 120cm of snow in just 3 days! Feels like January all over again - some amazing deep dry powder yesterday and again today with 28-35cm of new POW over the 24hour period, what's more, it is still thumping down out there! We will have better access with the lifts today as the wind slowly dies down. Snow is forecast to keep dropping into early tomorrow with further pulses throughout the weekend. Winter all over again! Yesss Niseko! You are killing it! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #hanazono #firstchairlift #epic #powder #pow #japow #killingit #sendingit #ski #snowboard #faceshot #somuchpow #iloveniseko #shredding #frothing #hokkaido #freshsnow
2 weeks ago
177 177 Likes
Biggest snow fall of the season!! At least 50cms across all the resorts in Niseko! The pow is definitely back!! #deep #pow #powder #snow #snowboard #snowboarding #japan #japow #hokkaido #discoverhokkaido #niseko #hirafu #hanazono #sendingit #senditson #gobigorgohome
2 weeks ago
178 178 Likes
Yes, the snow is back... Niseko didn't let us down! Over 25cm of accumulative powder in the last 24hour period and the storm continues, the next couple of days will be epic, can't wait already!!! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #snowstorm #snowisback #japow #dry #powder #ski #snowboard #skijapan #hokkaido #resort #winter #springisonabreak #iloveniseko #shred #frothing #puking #epic
2 weeks ago
195 195 Likes
Finally it's snowing again! Thank you! Keep the faith! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #snowingagain #stopraining #snow #winter #resort #skijapan #ski snowboard #japow #keepthefaith
2 weeks ago
106 106 Likes
Fresh snow overnight has made for some awesome conditions once again! Snow is forecast for the rest of the day and a bluebird day is forecast for tomorrow! It's going to be epic!! #ski #snow #shred #snowboard #powder #winter #winterwonderland #skijapan #japan #japow #hokkaido
3 weeks ago
139 139 Likes
Last night new freshies swung into town around 10pm with plenty of snow and wind. Still dropping nicely here in Niseko this morning with 15-20cm of new snow. It is pretty windy up high at present but due to abate as the day progresses, so keep an eye on lift movements! Enjoy the pow pow! #Niseko #japan #hirafu #japow #powder #snow #skiresort #skijapan #pow #newsnow #ski #snowboard #riding #hokkaido #powdersnow #winter #faceshot
3 weeks ago
120 120 Likes
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
3 weeks ago
117 117 Likes
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
3 weeks ago
155 155 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
3 weeks ago
128 128 Likes
Huge snowfall overnight again!! Niseko bringing the goods!! Shred the gnar!! Pow pow!!! #pow #powder #niseko #amazing #ski #winter #hokkaido #snow #shred
4 weeks ago
119 119 Likes

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