Niseko Snow Report, 24 March 2013


With about 4cm new snowfall overnight we've basically equalled 360niseko's snowfall tally of 15.3m from last year – 1533cm now to be exact. Who would've thought this season would be even bigger than last?! Temps are definitely warming up but it looks like there are a few flakes still to fall in the coming week.

There will be a soft blanket of snow up there today, perfect for beginners and families and surely a few fresh lines to be had for the powderhounds.

Most of the mountain is open right up to the peak. Shinya-san says the general risk of avalanche is low, but the risk of potentially fatal full depth slides in the bowls and Nishi-One is increasing. Read the full report here and take care.


If you're heading backcountry:

Niseko Snow Report, 18 March 2013

A quiet morning in Niseko. Mild temperatures and yesterdays sunshine has caused significant melting around the village. Spring is here. Conditions on the resort are excellent with a supurb snow base and fantastic spring skiing. Later in the week colder temperates are set to return and hopefully bringing fresh snow! Have great day.

If you're heading backcountry:
• Always check the avalanche report
• And familiarise yourself with the Niseko Rules

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)

Niseko Snow Report, 17 March 2013

A very spring-like day in Niseko this morning – blue skies and temps above 0C at village level. Just a couple of centimetres new snow overnight so there won’t be much fresh pow on offer, but therewill be great spring skiing on offer all over the mountain. For those heading out the gates, the avalanche report says risk is high this morning.

It looks like it will cool down again in coming days with more snow on the way. Gotta love March!

If you're heading backcountry:
• Always check the avalanche report
• And familiarise yourself with the Niseko Rules

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)
 

Stop the press: powder piles up past 15m

IT’S official – 15 metres of snow has fallen at the foot of Niseko’s Mt Annupuri this year… and there’s more to come.

With more snow forecast this week, it’s looking like last year’s total of 15.3m might soon be surpassed.

While these sort of averages have long been bandied about with no official recording, it’s good to see the cold hard facts (pardon the pun) being recorded by local bloggers 360Niseko.

Every day for the past few seasons they’ve been taking a daily measurement on their high-tech snow measuring station – that is, a table with a rule fastened to it.

They take a photo of the snow against the ruler, upload the evidence to their site and keep a record of their findings.

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Niseko Snow Report, 15 March 2013

Excellent snowfall over night with huge flakes falling. The quality of the snow on the ground this morning is excellent. If the upper lifts open this morning it will be an amazing up there. Temperatures are forecast to rise quickly today… the best riding will be early so get moving cheeky

 

If you're heading off piste:

• Always check the avalanche report
• And familiarise yourself with the Niseko Rules

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)

Niseko Snow Report, 14 March 2013

Winter has returned to Niseko and we have been greeted with colder temeratures and snowfall this morning.

Most of the gates will be closed today and the avalanche risk is high but skiing in the resort area should be excellent. Have a great day!!

If you're heading off piste:

• Always check the avalanche report
• And familiarise yourself with the Niseko Rules

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)