More Than 5 Metres of Snow Already in Niseko

Christmas has come early with Niseko's Winter 2017/18 snowfall hitting more than five metres this week.

Today, Niseko's total accumulative snowfall for this season hit a tremendous 551cm, making it the most incredible start to the ski season in decades.

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Hoping the owner of this car isn't in a hurry.

Comparative Snowfall Worldwide:

(As of 22 December, 2017)

ResortWinter 2017/18 Snowfall in Centimetres
Niseko, Japan551
Chamonix, France215
Whistler, Canada152
Hakuba, Japan140
Vail, United States78
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Snow towering over a skier on their way to the slopes this morning.

After November's record snowfall, December has shaped up to bring even bigger smiles to visitors and locals alike, who are hitting the slopes in super snowy conditions.

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Daily chores in Niseko with so much snow about.

Niseko's ski lifts are also now in full swing, including the comfortable, high-speed Hirafu Gondola, and well as the opening of the all-new, high-speed Ace Family Quad Lift.

Night skiing is also open until 18 March, 2018.

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The battle of the snow banks.

With record snow in Niseko this season, why not come and experience it for yourself?

Need help on what to wear in all this snow? Here's what to bring to Niseko!