Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th April 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, just a bit of cloud
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 2m/s - W 5m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Sunday 24th April 2016, 8:31am
0cm
Saturday 23rd April 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 8:07am 0cm
Wednesday 20th April 2016, 11:55am 0cm
Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 4cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 990cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

There's lots of blue sky again, just a bit of white cloud here and there. A nice morning and similar conditions are also forecast for tomorrow as well. In fact the forecast is looking generally clear and sunny over the coming week and temperatures look stable as well (no big warm up just now). Today a high of around 11C is expected at base.

The official lower snow depth at Niseko Grand Hirafu now down to 0cm. That means that you now can no longer ride back down to base at Niseko Grand Hirafu - the Ace Number 2 quad lift is still operating as a means to get up to the open area and back down to base as well.

---

'Golden Week' ahead!

Golden Week is a number of national holidays that happen close to each other giving lots of people a nice holiday in late April and early May. Most tourist spots get very busy as a result! Depending on what days they fall, some years it is a considerably long period. This year, the actual national holidays are 'Showa Day' on Friday 29th April, 'Constitution Day' on Tuesday 3rd May, 'Greenery Day' on Wednesday 4th May and 'Children's Day' on Thursday May 5th. This means that this year Golden Week looks like this:

* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)

No doubt some folk will be taking Monday 2nd May and Friday 6th May as a holiday as well giving them a 10 day break. Nice.

Thursday 5th May is scheduled to be the last day of the snow season here in Niseko.

---

Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu lifts appear to be opening as normal.
Note that the lower Ace Number 2 quad is now used to get to and from the area that remains open - you can't ski back down to base.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day.

---

Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 23rd April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 270cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 255cm
Base - 20cm

---

Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (now used to get to and from the open courses)
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

The resort is 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. As part of that work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for this season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to be open again for Golden Week from Friday 29th April until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.

---

Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

<
Saturday 23rd April 2016
This report
Sunday 24th April 2016
Monday 25th April 2016
>
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
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 22nd May 2017, 11:10am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Wednesday 17th May 2017, 9:51am
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 Sunday 24th April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 24th April 2016
(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 Sunday 24th April 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 24th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 0cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 4cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 990cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th April 2016
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
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
4cm
[990cm]
-
[990cm]
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 Sunday 24th April 2016
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