Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th May 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Saturday 6th May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog higher
Base temp:
15°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Spots of light rain
wind condition
SW 3m/s - S 12m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited higher up
This report
Saturday 6th May 2017, 8:56am
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Friday 5th May 2017, 8:33am 0cm
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 8:04am 0cm
Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 30th April 2017, 8:26am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Saturday 6th May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning on this last Saturday of the ski season here in Niseko.

It's cloudy with a few spots of rain this morning. There's some fog up top too as well as windy conditions.

A bit of resort news:

The top Jumbo Number 4 pair lift at Niseko Annupuri won't be operating today and tomorrow, so it's just the Gondola and Number 3 lift over there with the Utopia course available.

At Niseko Grand Hirafu, the top King Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day and the King Number 3 lift is moving at reduced speed - this is due to windy conditions (and apparently limited visibility up top).

All rather limited and not many people about. The season ending tomorrow feels right.

I will be posting my last report of the season tomorrow - please note that it may appear be a bit later than usual.

Clearer skies and maybe sunshine should be back for the morning but if you are planning on being out and about do keep an eye on the wind and official resort info. Would be good if we could have a complete last day with good weather.

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Individual resort information: Saturday 6th May 2017:

Planned resort operations - subject to change.

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 - 160cm
Base - 0cm

Courses that remain open:
Detour for beginners
Shirakaba (Spring Park)
Center
Large
Rinkan
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 - 130cm
Base - 0cm

Courses that remain open
Utopia

Planned operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm)
Jumbo Number 3 (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 8:56am on Saturday 6th May 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 6th May 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th May 0cm - 0cm
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 2cm 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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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 6th May 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  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]
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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