Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st May 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 1st May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
14°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
2m/s
Excellent
This report
Friday 1st May 2015, 7:55am
0cm
Thursday 30th April 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 29th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 28th April 2015, 8:28am 0cm
Monday 27th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 26th April 2015, 8:25am 0cm
Saturday 25th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 1st May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko. Here we are, on the first of May with just 6 days left of the snow season including today.

This morning the sun is out once again and I don't think wind should be causing much of a problem today.

The fine weather is due to continue over the weekend as well.

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Just 3cm of snow was recorded (by me) during the month of April 2015 and that compares with 13cm from April 2014. Observed snowfall numbers here at base for the last two seasons look like this:

2014-2015 season: 1144cm
2013-2014 season: 1163cm

Remarkably close numbers there but unless we get 19cm of snowfall in the village here in the next few days (!), last season will have edged it. In terms of how much snowfall I record here at base. I'll write more about that at the end of the season proper, but you can always take a look at the numbers that are shown lower down this page.

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As there's not a whole lot to report right now and I only have a few reports left to this season, I thought that over the next few days I'd get round to answering some questions that have been sent in to SnowJapan by Niseko Now readers.

One of the most frequent questions is people asking for my identity. I'd prefer not to divulge and remain anonymous. Hopefully you'll still trust me without knowing exactly who I am. There's a few reasons for that, not least that lots of people would very probably treat me differently if they knew; and also the simple fact that I enjoy being private/anonymous. I'm also buffered from any moans from folk asking why I write about rain and wind (when it is raining and it is windy) and other stuff that might not be overwhelmingly Niseko-tastic - and that can only be a good thing! I do of course get to see all comments that are sent in to SnowJapan about my reports. And again, thank you for those they are always good to read.

If you want to send me a question, please do and I might get round to answering it over the next few days. And sorry in advance if I can't (or won't) answer!

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Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - weather conditions 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 - from May 2 until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Lower areas closed - get back down using the Ace Number 2 Center four lift or the Hirafu Gondola on the days it is operation.
The Holiday Course is open when the Gondola is operating.

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

Niseko Village:
- Niseko Gondola - until May 6

Lower areas closed - get back down using the Gondola.
Connection with Niseko Grand Hirafu open.

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 260cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 250cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 1st May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at three resorts from now until next Wednesday

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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 1st May 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 1st May 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 1st May 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 1st May 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm - 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 5cm
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 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 1st May 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]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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