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Niseko Snow Cam

Live Weather from Hanazono Resort

Track for yourself the amazing snow dumps that occur in Niseko every year between November and April. Watch the fresh powder pile up on the slopes of Hanazono as the Winter progresses, and picture yourself waist deep in powder. You will see how varied Niseko weather is throughout the year as the heat, humidity and torrential rains of June and July turn the resort as green in Summer as it is white in Winter.

Niseko Weather Forecast

 

Niseko Hanazono Weather Forecast at Resort Top – 1040 metres

  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Weather:
  • Snowfall:
  • Freezing Level:
  • Wind:
  • Temp Min:
  • Temp Max:
  • Tue 16
    • am
    • heavy rain
    • 5100m
    • 40 km/h
    • 18C
    • 19C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 4750m
    • 20 km/h
    • 15C
    • 17C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 25 km/h
    • 13C
    • 14C
  • Wed 17
    • am
    • clear
    • 3850m
    • 10 km/h
    • 16C
    • 17C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4050m
    • 0 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4150m
    • 10 km/h
    • 16C
    • 16C
  • Thu 18
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3800m
    • 20 km/h
    • 14C
    • 17C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 3650m
    • 15 km/h
    • 13C
    • 13C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 10 km/h
    • 12C
    • 13C
  • Fri 19
    • am
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 5 km/h
    • 13C
    • 15C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4250m
    • 10 km/h
    • 15C
    • 16C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4100m
    • 15 km/h
    • 14C
    • 15C
  • Sat 20
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3900m
    • 20 km/h
    • 14C
    • 15C
    • pm
    • light rain
    • 3850m
    • 20 km/h
    • 15C
    • 16C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 10 km/h
    • 15C
    • 15C
  • Sun 21
    • am
    • rain shwrs
    • 4100m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4400m
    • 10 km/h
    • 18C
    • 18C
    • night
    • clear
    • 4600m
    • 15 km/h
    • 17C
    • 17C

 

Niseko Hanazono Weather Forecast at Mid Resort – 674 metres

  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Weather:
  • Snowfall:
  • Freezing Level:
  • Wind:
  • Temp Min:
  • Temp Max:
  • Tue 16
    • am
    • heavy rain
    • 5100m
    • 30 km/h
    • 20C
    • 21C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 4750m
    • 15 km/h
    • 17C
    • 19C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 20 km/h
    • 15C
    • 16C
  • Wed 17
    • am
    • clear
    • 3850m
    • 10 km/h
    • 18C
    • 20C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4050m
    • 5 km/h
    • 19C
    • 21C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4150m
    • 10 km/h
    • 16C
    • 17C
  • Thu 18
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3800m
    • 15 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 3650m
    • 15 km/h
    • 14C
    • 15C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 5 km/h
    • 13C
    • 14C
  • Fri 19
    • am
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 5 km/h
    • 16C
    • 18C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4250m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4100m
    • 10 km/h
    • 15C
    • 16C
  • Sat 20
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3900m
    • 15 km/h
    • 15C
    • 17C
    • pm
    • light rain
    • 3850m
    • 15 km/h
    • 17C
    • 17C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 5 km/h
    • 17C
    • 17C
  • Sun 21
    • am
    • rain shwrs
    • 4100m
    • 10 km/h
    • 19C
    • 21C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4400m
    • 10 km/h
    • 19C
    • 21C
    • night
    • clear
    • 4600m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C

 

Niseko Hanazono Weather Forecast at Resort Base – 308 metres

  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Weather:
  • Snowfall:
  • Freezing Level:
  • Wind:
  • Temp Min:
  • Temp Max:
  • Tue 16
    • am
    • heavy rain
    • 5100m
    • 20 km/h
    • 21C
    • 22C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 4750m
    • 10 km/h
    • 19C
    • 20C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
  • Wed 17
    • am
    • clear
    • 3850m
    • 5 km/h
    • 21C
    • 24C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4050m
    • 5 km/h
    • 20C
    • 25C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4150m
    • 5 km/h
    • 16C
    • 17C
  • Thu 18
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3800m
    • 10 km/h
    • 20C
    • 20C
    • pm
    • mod rain
    • 3650m
    • 10 km/h
    • 15C
    • 16C
    • night
    • rain shwrs
    • 3800m
    • 5 km/h
    • 13C
    • 14C
  • Fri 19
    • am
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 5 km/h
    • 18C
    • 22C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4250m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 21C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 4100m
    • 5 km/h
    • 14C
    • 16C
  • Sat 20
    • am
    • light rain
    • 3900m
    • 10 km/h
    • 17C
    • 20C
    • pm
    • light rain
    • 3850m
    • 10 km/h
    • 18C
    • 19C
    • night
    • some clouds
    • 3950m
    • 5 km/h
    • 17C
    • 18C
  • Sun 21
    • am
    • rain shwrs
    • 4100m
    • 5 km/h
    • 22C
    • 24C
    • pm
    • clear
    • 4400m
    • 10 km/h
    • 20C
    • 24C
    • night
    • clear
    • 4600m
    • 5 km/h
    • 16C
    • 17C

About Niseko Weather

The vast, cold region of Siberia is located very close to Japan and the arctic winds from Siberia travel across the Sea of Japan picking up moisture along the way. The mixture of the cold wind and wet ocean conditions turn the moisture into snowfall by the time it reaches the north side of Japan, in a stretch of the country flanked on one side by the Sea of Japan and the other side by the Japan Alps and other mountain ranges. This effect creates an abundance of fresh snowfall.

In many parts of northern Japan such as Niseko, the accumulated snowfall can be so deep that houses are built to accommodate for this: houses sit on top of a concrete base with a walk up to the front door, many houses have special ‘roof access’ doors to enable easy access to the roof to shovel off any accumulated snow to prevent cave-ins. As the snow continues to fall, ‘snow tunnels’ begin to form on either side of the narrow streets from the ever increasing heights of the snow banks. Snow clearing is a full-time job in Niseko and seeing locals shovelling huge volumes of snow from around their houses is a daily occurrence. Even those who come from very wintry places and who are used to seeing extreme winter conditions are astonished to see the incredible amount of snow which accumulates over the winter months. The Japan snowfall really is a sight to behold!

lots of snow on tree in Niseko

So how much snow does Niseko get?

This special weather effect does not just mean that northern Japan receives an abundance of snow. It also means that unlike most other ski areas in the world, Niseko benefits from getting consistent, almost daily, snowfall, year after year. It is often noted that even a ‘bad’ season in the northern Japan ski resorts is usually comparable if not better than the best seasons in Europe ski resorts in terms of the amount of snowfall.

Hokkaido often tops the records for producing the highest annual snowfall in the world. While some winter seasons are better than others, you can expect an average of 15+ meters annual snowfall in Niseko while Kiroro ski resort records on average an incredible 21 meters of snow each year!

skiing through light deep niseko powder

What about the powder snow?

Obviously the further north you go in Japan, the colder it is. This means that the heavy dumps of snow you see on the mainland get increasingly dryer and more powdery the higher up you go. And that’s why some of the more northern Japan ski resorts such as Niseko, Furano, Kiroro and Rusutsu are world-renowned not only for the quantity, but also the quality of powder snow. When you mix the three things together – quantity, consistency, and quality – you really find something special.

Stay up to date with just how much snowfall Niseko ski resort is getting this season by checking out our Japan Ski Experience Niseko Snow Report. Our Japan Ski Experience snow station (located in Kutchan at an elevation of 185m above sea level) tracks Niseko daily snow, Niseko weather, and Niseko ski conditions.

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