Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 2nd April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Sunday 2nd April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sun, blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 2m/s - W 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:44am
0cm
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:44am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 7:43am 2cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 7:55am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:25am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:29am 6cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Sunday 2nd April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my Hirafu base.

I had a really fun day yesterday. The weather was great and the spring conditions were really good too. A different experience from mid-season, but not one to be scoffed at. Yesterday got it just right, for me anyway. Just remember to keep in mind that as things warm up the base pack characteristics change and present new dangers. Caution recommended (as if it isn't always!)

This morning the sun is out again and it looks like it will be another fine day.

Today is the last day of the snow season for the Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO Resort areas of the mountain. Kind of sad and still shocking at just how quickly a season goes by.

From tomorrow, we'll be left with Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri both remaining open. They both plan to remain open daily until 7th May. Depending on conditions and the weather of course, which courses remain open might change. For now, all courses appear to be open.

Note that while Niseko Village will be closed from tomorrow, it will be re-opening (to some extent) for the Golden Week period between 29th April and 7th April.

I will of course keep you updated on the details in my daily reports through until 7th May.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Resorts are opening as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 2nd April 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 330cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village
Top - 245cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 220cm
Base - 110cm

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Planned closing dates
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
Niseko HANAZONO Resort is open until today.
Niseko Village plans to re-open from 28th April until 7th May.
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Night time floodlit operations have now finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Sunday 2nd April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Today is the last day of the season for Niseko HANAZONO Resort and the last daily operations for Niseko Village, which will re-open in late April for Golden Week.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd April 2017
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 Sunday 2nd April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 2cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 6cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 18cm 14cm 27cm
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 Sunday 2nd 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]
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