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Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow Report:

The Niseko Grand Hirafu snow report is: 29 out of 31 Lifts open. 49 of 50.8 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Thursday 14 of January at 9PM and Saturday 16 of January at 9PM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Niseko Grand Hirafu Piste State: Fresh.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
11cm
Sat 16 Jan
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Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Sat 16 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Niseko Grand Hirafu snow depths: updated 16 January 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
300cm
Lower snow depth:
150cm

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Niseko Grand Hirafu brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Niseko Grand Hirafu snow report shown below was updated on 16 Jan 2021. 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 Grand Hirafu.

Last snowfall:

10cm
Jan 13
21cm
Jan 14
16cm
Jan 15
9cm
Jan 16

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Fresh
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
7cm Mon 18 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Mon 18 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
29 out of 31
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Niseko Grand Hirafu snow conditions

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Latest snow reports near Niseko Grand Hirafu:

  • 4 km away from Niseko Grand Hirafu

    58 minute 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

  • 4 km away from Niseko Grand Hirafu

    2 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from Kutchan at 176 metres elevation 5 kms E of Niseko Hanazono Resort Ski Resort from Niseko Hanazono Resort

  • 20 km away from Niseko Grand Hirafu

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Rusutsu Resort. from Rusutsu Resort

  • 50 km away from Niseko Grand Hirafu

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily in Noboribetsu Kogen Sanraiba. from Noboribetsu Kogen Sanraiba

Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Niseko Grand Hirafu 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Niseko Grand Hirafu

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Niseko Grand Hirafu using our Snowfinder page.

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Notes on the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Niseko Grand Hirafu weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Niseko Grand Hirafu, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Niseko Grand Hirafu. 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 Grand Hirafu snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Niseko Grand Hirafu snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Niseko Grand Hirafu 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 Grand Hirafu 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 Grand Hirafu, study the Niseko Grand Hirafu 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 Grand Hirafu snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Niseko Grand Hirafu 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 Grand Hirafu (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Niseko Grand Hirafu 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.