Niseko, December 2018 - How is it out there?

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Niseko, December 2018 - How is it out there?

Have you been wondering how the winter's going in Niseko? So far it has been amazing as ever but it it did start out a little slower than last year.

This year substantial snow falls began in late November, while last year they began around the 10th. Although a little late the snow has returned by the truck load and we've been getting consistent falls daily.


Sunsetting over Hirafu and Hanazono ski areas late November
Late November Sunset



Hirafu and Hanazono early December
Early December with Hirafu and Hanazono looking great!

The Niseko United area today is looking amazing with night skiing in full effect and plenty of fresh powder to be had.

Off trail things are still a little tight in the trees but day by day more terrain is opening up and if you know where to look you can find some epic lines and face shots all day!

A number of the gates will still be a couple of snowfalls off opening but we don't expect too long of a wait for these as there is plenty of snow in the forecast.

On trail conditions are great with the majority of groomed runs open and manicured to perfection, perfect for beginners and those wanting to start the day with some high speed turns.

Since the epic day above we've had the following snow falls, so if you're still wondering how the winters been up to now we'd say pretty epic!

Monday 10th Dec  - 18 cm

Tuesday 11th Dec  - 19 cm

Wednesday 12th Dec - 5cm

Thursday 13th Dec - 5cm

Friday 14th Dec - 25cm

Saturday 15th Dec  - 15cm

Sunday Dec 16th Dec - 6cm


Deep powder in Niseko!
Looking for turns like these? You know where to come!




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