Why does Niseko get so much snow?


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niseko weather pattern explained

Niseko is covered in snow from late November to mid-April because of the northwesterly monsoon or seasonal winds that come from Siberia.

The winds are extremly dry, cold and consistent due to the fact that Siberia is a large land mass and quite a lot colder than the ocean, causing a northwesterly "off-shore" wind from October to April.