Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 30th November 2020

Niseko Now!

Monday 12th November 2018, 15:42pm
Weather conditions: Cloudy with...
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good afternoon all.

I thought I would post an update today as we are now less than two weeks before the planned opening dates of Hirafu and Annupuri.

Unfortunately I don't have the snowy news that you will be wanting to hear. Don't shout at me...

It has actually been a bit warmer than usual since my last report with no further snowfall down here. If you are in Japan you might well have heard on the national news over the last week or so that the lack of 'hatsu-yuki' (first snowfall of the season) in the plains of Hokkaido (for example, Sapporo) is getting to be much later than usual. I think I heard on the news the other night that it is the latest it has been for around 30 years - and we're still waiting for that. Of course, snowfall here in the Niseko region is what we are most interested in, but I thought I would mention it.

It's raining today with a high of around +7 degrees.

Hmmm. It's still very early of course, so of course there is absolutely no need to panic. Stay calm and eat toast!

The forecast does show temperatures dipping by the weekend with the chance of snow on the mountains. So keep your eyes on them. Here's the one for Hirafu:

Niseko Grand Hirafu forecast

---

The official planned opening dates of the ski resorts are as follows:

- Niseko Grand Hirafu: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Annupuri: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Village: Saturday 1st December 2018
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 1st December 2018

I will be here with you every day of the 2018-2019 ski season once it kicks off.    Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Niseko Now
30th Nov, 9:07am
Yuzawa Now
29th Nov, 9:49am
Shiga Kogen Now
29th Nov, 8:38
Madarao Now
29th Nov, 8:35
Nozawa Onsen Now
29th Nov, 8:27
Furano Now
29th Nov, 7:59
Geto Kogen Now
28th Nov, 9:30
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am
Hakuba Now
27th Nov, 10:46
Aizu Bandai Now
26th Nov, 11:22
Myoko Now
05th Nov, 9:28am
Minakami Now
01st Oct, 9:19am
Zao Now
15th Sep, 13:18am
Appi Kogen Now
23rd Apr, 17:30

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002