Is Niseko Village snowsure?

The snowiest week in Niseko Village is week 4 of December. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 43cm of snowfall. Check out the Niseko Village 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 Village

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm5.7 days
January36cm6.4 days
February31cm5.9 days
March19cm4.8 days
April6cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Niseko Village during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Niseko Village is 26 cm. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week. Niseko Village typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 725m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (395m) is slightly below the middle elevation of Niseko Village. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Niseko Village at the start of December. Based on long term weather statistics for Niseko Village, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a day when it rains during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 26cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Niseko Village during week one of December is -3.2°C while the average minimum temperature is only -4.4°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 25km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also occur on average two or three 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 Village and (2007 – 2018).


Niseko Village

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Niseko Village 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 Village 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 Village 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.