Is Niseko Grand Hirafu snowsure?

The snowiest week in Niseko Grand Hirafu is week 4 of December. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 42cm of snowfall. 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.

Average monthly snow in Niseko Grand Hirafu

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm5.7 days
January37cm6.4 days
February31cm5.9 days
March20cm4.9 days
April6cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Niseko Grand Hirafu during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Niseko Grand Hirafu is 41 cm. There are typically 6.3 snowy days during this week. Niseko Hirafu typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 706m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (45m) is far below the mid altitude of Niseko Hirafu. The long term weather stats for Niseko Hirafu shows fresh fresh snowfall almost every day at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 41cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Niseko Hirafu in week four of January of just -8.0°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -9.6°C. There is only a 50% chance of seeing any sunshine this week. Mostly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week while powder days that don't have perfect conditions also happen on average three or four days during this week each year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018).


Niseko Grand Hirafu

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

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. Poorer 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.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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. The 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.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
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.