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.