Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020
Sunday 6th November 2016, 8:57am
I may have had a number of months off my daily Niseko reporting duties, but I was thinking that I would have a bit more time to re-charge in this first part of November - but the weather is thinking differently. I'm not complaining.
So, yesterday we ended up being rained on. And quite heavily at times too. Boo!
But, this morning I have woken to another 4cm of snow on the ground here at base. Hurray!
Strong winds as well at the moment. They should calm down as the day goes on and we might get to see some sunshine tomorrow, and a day or two of slightly warmer conditions.
It's shaping up to be an interesting pre-season.
We are now less than 3 weeks away from the first ski lifts opening in Niseko. Below are the planned dates for the four main resorts:
Niseko Grand Hirafu: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017 Niseko Annupuri: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017 Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017 Niseko Village: Thursday 1st December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Night skiing is planned from Saturday 10th December until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Village resort areas. Read more ...