Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th May 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 4th May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
14°C

Top temp:
9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 3m/s - NW 10m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8:34am
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Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 8:04am 0cm
Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 30th April 2017, 8:26am 0cm
Saturday 29th April 2017, 8:20am 0cm
Friday 28th April 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 4th May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Today is Midori-no-hi. And there's certainly a lot more green appearing here as spring takes hold. It might be sad that the ski and snowboard season is about to end, but there's a lot to love about spring too. And I don't just mean that lie-in that I'm so looking forward to on Monday. :)

It's a cracker this morning too.

Clear blue skies and sunshine.

Beautiful.

And warm too. Comfortably warm, warming up to around 20C degrees. Just about perfect that, if you ask me.

I believe lifts got moving yesterday morning, but there shouldn't be an issues at all today - lifts appear to be operating as planned.

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Golden Week holidays:

- Thursday 4th May is Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)
- Friday 5th May is Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

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Individual resort information: Thursday 4th May 2017:

Planned resort operations - subject to change. Check with resorts because at the start of the day wind will be affecting operations.

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
You need to get the Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift or Gondola back down to base.

Official snow depth:
Top - 175cm
Base - 0cm

Courses that remain open:
Detour for beginners
Shirakaba
Center
Large
Rinkan
Jumbo
Dynamic

Planned operating lifts:
King Number 3 (8:40am until 4:30pm)
King Number 4 (8:50am until 4:30pm)
Ace Number 2 Center Four (8:30am until 4:00pm) * to get up to and back down from open courses *
Gondola (8:30am until 4:00pm) * to get up to and back down from open courses *

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
You need to get the Gondola back down to base.

Official snow depth:
Top - 130cm
Base - 0cm

Courses that remain open
Champion
Utopia

Planned operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm)
Jumbo Number 3 (8:45am until 4:15pm)
Jumbo Number 4 (8:45am until 4:15pm)

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Niseko Village are operating their Niseko Gondola over the Golden Week period. The Gondola is operating but the ski courses at Niseko Village are not available - you can take the Gondola up and then walk over to the top area of Niseko Grand Hirafu and ski/board in that area.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort has closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 4th May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts opening as planned at the start of the day. Details above.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 4th May 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 2cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th May 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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