Niseko Moiwa snow report:

The Niseko Moiwa snow report is: 3 out of 3 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 21cm (8 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Thursday 26 of January at 9AM and Saturday 28 of January at 9AM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Niseko Moiwa Piste State: Excellent. Reported Weather Conditions: Light Snow, Light snow falling up high, Temperature: -11°C.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
21cm
Sat 28 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Fri 27 Jan (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Niseko Moiwa snow depths: updated 26 January 2023

Upper snow depth:
330cm
Lower snow depth:
205cm

Niseko Moiwa resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Niseko Moiwa brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Niseko Moiwa snow report shown below was updated on 26 Jan 2023. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Niseko Moiwa.

Last snowfall:

11cm
Jan 24
18cm
Jan 25
15cm
Jan 26
9cm
Jan 27

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Excellent
Off Piste conditions:
Powder
Next snowfall:
7cm Sun 29 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Sun 29 Jan (PM)
Lifts open:
3 out of 3
Resort runs:
open

Niseko Moiwa snow conditions

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Latest snow reports near Niseko Moiwa:

  • 4 km away from Niseko Moiwa

    1 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    It is snowing steadily in Niseko Village. from Niseko Village

  • 8 km away from Niseko Moiwa

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light snow reported from Kutchan at 179 metres elevation only 4 kms E of Niseko Hanazono Resort Ski Resort from Niseko Hanazono Resort

  • 46 km away from Niseko Moiwa

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light snow reported from Otaru at 26 metres elevation only 3 kms ENE of Otaru Tenguyama Ski Resort from Otaru Tenguyama

Niseko Moiwa Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Niseko Moiwa 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Niseko Moiwa

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Notes on the Niseko Moiwa Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Niseko Moiwa. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Niseko Moiwa piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Niseko Moiwa snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Niseko Moiwa, the Niseko Moiwa weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Niseko Moiwa weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Niseko Moiwa, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Niseko Moiwa. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Niseko Moiwa snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Niseko Moiwa snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Niseko Moiwa snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Niseko Moiwa snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Niseko Moiwa, study the Niseko Moiwa piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Niseko Moiwa snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Niseko Moiwa on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Niseko Moiwa (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Niseko Moiwa Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Niseko Moiwa snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.