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)

Niseko Snow Report, 13 March 2013

Warmer temperatures have hit the region and visibility is very limited above 600m due to heavy fog. The light rain overnight has now turned to snow at village so conditions higher up on the mountain will be decent however the lack of visability will hamper access. Colder temperature are set to return to the region later today bringing with it significant snowfall.

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, 12 March 2013

Finally the winds have died down at village level but above 1000 m it looks like the winds may still be persisting. There is a chance the upper mountain will open but the gate #2 will remain closed today. Temperatures are forecast to rise throughout the day so to make themost of the recent snowfall get up on the mountain early.

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

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)

Niseko Snow Report, 11 March 2013

After 2 days of blizzard like weather this morning conditions have calmed down considerably. There is a good chance that the upper lifts on the mountain will be ridable for the first time i a while. That means one thing – fresh powder. The strong winds will have really moved the snow around to be wary and ride with in your limits as it will be easy to go from "Hero to Zero" on the icy windblown sections.

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, 11 March 2013

After 2 days of blizzard like weather this morning conditions have calmed down considerably. There is a good chance that the upper lifts on the mountain will be ridable for the first time i a while. That means one thing – fresh powder. The strong winds will mave really moved the snow around to be wary and ride with in your limiteds as it will be easy to go from "Hero to Zero" on the icy windblown sections.

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, 10 March 2013

 

Did we say the weather gets better in March? Hmmm, I think so! Our apologies but generally this is when most of the harsh weather is behind us. Not today – a nasty old day on the mountain out there. Stormy conditions with high avalanche danger off piste. The top lifts are closed all over the mountain (as well as the Niseko Village gondola) but fortunately most of the rest of the mountain is open. So if you're sticking to the main runs and you're rugged up there will be plenty of fun to be had on piste, and of course plenty to do off.

 

If you're heading off piste:

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

Niseko Snow Report, 9 March 2013

As you can see the 360niseko weather station measured 5cm overnight, but there's a lot more blowing around – and no doubt building up in places. Very ordinary blizzard conditions today with the top lifts closed. The Hirafu gondy is operating though so if you use your noggin you could find some pretty good little stashes.

Conditions aren't the most family friendly today but nothing that can't be fixed with an onsen and a hot bowl of ramen afterwards.

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, 8 March 2013

Although we have had no accumulatve snowfall in Hirafu village overnight yesterday afternoon we did see significant snowfall with some huge flakes coming down. The warmer temperatures meant the fresh snow melted in the village but higher up on the mountain there should be some excellent snow to be found. Our pick is to get up high and hope for the best. Later today colder temperates and wild weather is expected and this should continue over the weekend so make the most of it today!

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, 6 March 2013

Conditions have warmer up considerably but this morning the snow is still falling. Higher up on the mountain there should still be pockets of powder to be had and the groomed runs will also be fun today.

As the temeratures are expected to remain warmer until the weekend please be aware of snow fall off buildings around the village…remember to look up!

If you're heading off piste:

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

(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)