Blizzard causing Christmas chaos

Niseko arrivals and departures have been thrown into chaos with major snow storms and blizzards closing New Chitose Airport (CTS) today. 268 flights were cancelled, turning the airport into a makeshift shelter for thousands of stranded passengers. The South China Morning Post reports a flight from Hong Kong to CTS was turned back midway, and [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 23 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -1.2 °C Wind ESE 12 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  0 °C Wind  E 6 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours but rained a lot. Wild weather is forecast today. A big low pressure [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 22 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -2.6 °C Wind ESE 9 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  -1.7 °C Wind  E 4 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. It was warm and foggy but the visibility wasn’t too bad yesterday. It’ll [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 21 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -4.3 °C Wind W 7.7 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  -1.8 °C Wind  W 2 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. It looks warm and foggy outside. Warm and no new snow condition is [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 20 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -2.3 °C Wind W 6.5 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  0 °C Wind  W 1.6 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. Sunny day was expected today but gray morning has started. It was perfect [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 19 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -4 °C Wind NW 10 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  -2 °C Wind  NW 3 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. There is no cloud in the sky and Mt.Yotei looks amazing this morning. [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 18 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -3 °C Wind W 17 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  0.7 °C Wind  W 6 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. Mt.Yotei looks beautiful this morning. Did you enjoy 2 days of powder skiing? [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 17 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  20 cm (estimated) Temperature  -11 °C Wind WNW 11 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   10 cm Temperature  -6 °C Wind  WNW 3 m/s 10 cm of new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. Is this deja vo? AGAIN,  Niseko got a big snow fall [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 16 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  20 cm (estimated) Temperature  -11 °C Wind WNW 6 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   10 cm Temperature  -6 °C Wind  WNW 2 m/s 10 cm of new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. BUT it was dumping yesterday afternoon!! About 30 cm of new [...]

Niseko Snow Report & Forecast 15 December, 2016

>> Conditions at 820m (Hirafu midway station): 12-hour snow  0 cm (estimated) Temperature  -10 °C Wind NW 4.6 m/s >>Conditions observed 7 am at Village level: 12-hour snow   0 cm Temperature  -5 °C Wind  WNW 1.4 m/s No new snow has fallen in the last 12 hours. Snow just started falling. It was a great groomer day yesterday. I guess [...]