Snow Report

Tue 18 Dec 2018, 12:00
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Snowfall

Last Snowfall Fri 14 Dec
Next 9 days 52

Depths

Upper piste depth 160
Lower piste depth 70

Snow conditions

Off piste snow Gripping snow

Lifts

Lifts open 16 out of 32
Resort opening date Sat 24 Nov 2018
Resort closing date Sun 05 May 2019

Weather at a Glance

Resort Wed 19 Dec Thu 20 Dec Fri 21 Dec Sat 22 Dec Sun 23 Dec Mon 24 Dec Tue 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Thu 27 Dec
Niseko
6 -6
2 -8
2 -5
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Snow overview for Japan

17 December 2018

Consistent snowfall dominated the conditions for the last few days in Niseko (90/180cm), helping grow the snowpack as it approaches 2m on the upper slopes of Grand Hirafu. The last seven days saw 76cm come down, although mild temperatures over the weekend unfortunately led to some rainfall at village level, changing only to damp snow as you move up in altitude. Although the coverage is growing, the upper mountain lifts and off piste access remained restricted on Monday 17th December. Hakuba (10/40cm) is comparatively bereft of snowfall, seeing only 12cm over the weekend. Temperatures were equally mild, and only a limited range of terrain was available to ski. Rusutsu (80/100cm) saw the most favourable conditions, with heavy snowfall and a large range of their terrain and lifts operational, with only a handful of trails yet to be opened.

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