Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th April 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 20th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
N 2-7m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Thursday 20th April 2017, 8:31am
0cm
Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:37am 0cm
Tuesday 18th April 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Sunday 16th April 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 15th April 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 14th April 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 20th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Hirafu.

It's cloudy right now but a bit of a wet feel - perhaps raining a bit overnight? (Sorry, I was sleeping. ;))

The forecast for the day seems to be generally cloudy and it's keeping fairly chilly actually.

It does look like at the start of the day today the King Number 3 lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu is having some kind of maintenance done, and as such all of the lifts there are not opening on time. Hopefully they should get fixed up quickly.

The top lift at Niseko Annupuri will be on hold at the start of the day due to the weather conditions.

As the snow continues to melt away from lower slopes, less of the courses are Niseko Grand Hirafu are available - once the lifts start moving! - and you now need to get the Ace Number 2 Center Four lift back down to base. See below for an update on which courses remain open there. I will keep an eye on official info sources each morning and do my best to keep those updated.

---

Individual resort information: Thursday 20th April 2017:

Planned openings. This info subject to change due to snow and weather conditions - any closings will be mentioned in the main report above.

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Official snow depth:
Top - 245cm
Base - 20cm

Courses that remain open (checked daily with each report):
Detour for beginners
Shirakaba
Center
Large
Rinkan
Jumbo
Dynamic

Planned operating lifts:
Ace Number 2 Center Four (8:30am until 4:30pm)
King Number 3 (8:40am until 4:30pm)
King Number 4 (8:50am until 4:30pm)
Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm) - on weekends and national holidays only

---

Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Official snow depth:
Top - 195cm
Base - 15cm

Planned operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Number 1
Jumbo Number 4

---

Niseko HANAZONO Resort has closed for the season.
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to part re-open from 28th April until 7th May.
Night time floodlit operations have finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 20th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report above for daily updated info

<
Wednesday 19th April 2017
This report
Thursday 20th April 2017
Friday 21st April 2017
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
THANK YOU
Thanks for reading our reports through the 16-17 season. If you are planning a trip to Japan, please do make use of our extensive reporting archives (links below) and the Snowfall Analysis page (tab at the top of this page).

Our exclusive daily snow reporting will be back in late autumn.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 2:07pm
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:58am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 20th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 20th April 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 20th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 20th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 4cm 3cm
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
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 20th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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]
-
[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]
  October November December January February March April May
Niseko Now reports before Thursday 20th April 2017
Niseko Now reports from the same period last season
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002