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:
(Snow data and image courtesy 360niseko)