Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloud, sun
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - W 8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:40am
0cm
Friday 27th April 2018, 8:48am 0cm
Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 9:24am 0cm
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:39am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 7:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 13cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1260cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Golden Week... su-taa-to!

This morning it's kind of fine but cloudy and kind of hazy looking in some directions. It should be warming up to around mid teens today and a bit warmer still tomorrow with sunshine on the forecast for at least this first part of Golden Week.

Looks like there may be some blowy winds higher up this morning.

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They were kind of coy about it but Niseko Village have re-opened for Golden Week. Surprise! Was it a secret or something? (And... why?). Really odd as they usually say they will be opening specially for Golden Week way in advance - and they didn't do that this year. But anyway, that aside, Niseko Village have their Gondola and top Wonderland lift operating this morning with the top Wonderland course open for skiing and boarding. They will be open in that way apparently every day until 6th May.

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9 days left of ski lift operations, including today.

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Saturday 28th April 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four
- King Number 3
- King Number 4
- Hirafu Gondola

Course info:

- Onsenzawa and Path to King Area closed
- Lower part of Super closed
- All of the Hanazono area is closed

Official snow depth:

- Top: 315cm
- Base: 30cm

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4
- 10 courses remain open as of 27th April

Official snow depth:

- Top: 330cm
- Base: 45cm

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

Official snow depth:

- Top: 320cm
- Base: 40cm

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About Golden Week

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations here in Niseko.

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 28th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 28th April 2018
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 28th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total 13cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1260cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th April 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
-
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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