Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow History

Is Niseko Grand Hirafu snowsure? Check out the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Niseko Hirafu typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 706m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (728m) is close to the mid altitude of Niseko Hirafu. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Niseko Hirafu in the middle of November. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of November every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 22cm. Temperatures should typically stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Niseko Hirafu during week three of November is -0.3°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.5°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that don't have perfect weather also occur on average two days during this week every year.

Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Niseko Grand Hirafu (2007 – 2018)

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  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Niseko Grand Hirafu are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Niseko Grand Hirafu Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Niseko Grand Hirafu (2007 – 2018)

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  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Niseko Grand Hirafu are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Niseko Grand Hirafu Temperature

Average temperature in Niseko Grand Hirafu (2007 – 2018)

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  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Niseko Grand Hirafu are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Niseko Grand Hirafu snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December33cm5.7 days
Snow in January37cm6.4 days
Snow in February31cm5.9 days
Snow in March20cm4.9 days
Snow in April6cm2.0 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data