Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th April 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 17th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, foggy, Tarby
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Slight rain
wind condition
SW 8-15m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
This report
Friday 17th April 2015, 8:31am
0cm
Thursday 16th April 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Wednesday 15th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Tuesday 14th April 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 13th April 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 12th April 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Saturday 11th April 2015, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 3cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 17th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Strong southerly winds with visibility down to just 50m on upper areas of the resorts early this morning... the wind is affecting the top lifts at the start of the day with currently only the Ace Number 2 Center Four lift moving at Niseko Grand Hirafu (top two scheduled lifts on hold), and a similar situation with the top Jumbo lift at Niseko Annupuri.

So for now there are 3 lifts operating.

Maybe a bit of rain on and off today. Cold enough for a bit of snow higher perhaps?

Snow continues to disappear from base areas and a few patches on the lower mountain as well. Niseko Grand Hirafu is still showing an official snow depth on it's upper areas as 345cm though, so we're not struggling to keep open in terms of the amount of snow. Whether you like the late spring snow conditions here in Niseko is quite another matter of course. The rain that we have been having over the last few days has made things pretty heavy going. Perhaps that's all part of the fun! ;)

Just out of interest I took a look back at the corresponding number on the same date last year... it was 305cm.

Good chance of sun tomorrow as well as warmer conditions and the temps rising into double digits.

---

I plan to post daily updates to Niseko Now right through until the end of the season.

---

Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - wind and snow conditions aside may mean changes on any given day, but these are the plans!

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
- Ace Quad Number 2 Center four - until May 6
- King Triple Lift Number 3 - until May 6
- King Number 4 - until May 6
- Hirafu Gondola (** ONLY ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS) - until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Niseko Annupuri:
- Annupuri Gondola - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 4 pair - until May 6

Niseko Village:
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to re-open for the Golden Week holidays - from April 29th until May 6th

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season

---

Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 345cm
Base - 20cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 285cm
Base - 60cm

---

Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 17th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open. More info in the main report, please take a look there if you please.

<
Thursday 16th April 2015
This report
Friday 17th April 2015
Saturday 18th April 2015
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Appi Kogen Now 2cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 10:02am
Naeba Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:17am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:44am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:39am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:03am
Madarao Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:11am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:42am
Myoko Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 6:58am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:16am
Zao Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:03am
Furano Now 5cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:00am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 7:45am
Minakami Now 35cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:34am
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 Friday 17th April 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 17th April 2015
(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 Friday 17th April 2015
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)
  2014/2015
*as of Friday 17th April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
11th April 0cm 3cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 3cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 13cm 20cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total 3cm 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1144cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
-
[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 Friday 17th April 2015
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