It is getting deeper at Niseko!

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by Skipress, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Skipress

    Skipress Hard Yards

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    Niseko-based Alister Buckingham and’s Snow Reporter Rod White are both quite enthralled by the amount (and quality) of snowfalls that give this part of Hokkadio its reputation as a mecca for powder skiing and boarding.
    Buckingam said:” It is definitely well ahead of the average. So far we’re only behind on the total December 2014/15 snowfall by about 70cm’s, and we’ve still got a week to go.
    “We’ve had more snowfall so far than we did until the start of February last season.
    Just over the next few days, we’re predicted to get a minimum of 50cm’s, and 77cm’s by the end of the week, which are very conservative figures.
    “I honestly think we’ll smash through the 2014/15 season for December snowfall and head towards the record books. Only time will tell!”
    Rod White said in his daily report this morning (that’s posted on’s website daily) “It’s getting pretty ridiculous here in Niseko with an additional 33-36cm+ of new from base to top for the 24 hour period to 7am. Since Tuesday 26th December Hirafu has seen around 130-140cm of new snow at mid to upper mountain.
    “Since the 40 days from November 20, we have had snowfall on 34 of those days with snow to date accumulation now about 820cm at mid to upper mountain and 712cm at the Hirafu base. Right now here in the village, it is dumping.
    “Yesterday we did the fourth day for this season at Rusutsu (about a 35-minute drive from Niseko) where back to back daily snowfall there had us all in mid-thigh to waist-deep sublime quintessential Japanese Powder.”

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