Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine and sunny, some thin cloud
Base temp:
14°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 2m/s - W 10-15m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
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Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 8:04am
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Current month (May 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

It's the first day of the long '5-day-weekend' and we are expecting fine weather conditions over the next three days. Temperatures may rise to 20 degrees and over so it will be nice and warm too.

Well, fine weather - apart from the wind.

Unfortunately, it's windy up top early on and both resorts appear to be "on hold" for the start of the day. I have to post this report now as I am off to Sapporo today, but if you are wanting to ski or board please do check with the resorts for the official latest on that.

There's still a bit of rain lined up for Saturday with Sunday - the last day of the official ski season in Niseko - getting back to clearer skies.

5 more days to go folks. Hopefully, today the lifts will get to open.

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Golden Week holidays:

- Wednesday 3rd May is Constitution Day (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 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: Wednesday 3rd 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 - 185cm
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 - 150cm
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 8:04am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts "on hold" at the start of the day due to windy conditions on mountain

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*as of Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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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
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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
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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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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