Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:41am on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and sunny, just a bit of cloud
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 5-7m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 7:41am
0cm
Monday 2nd May 2016, 9:14am 0cm
Sunday 1st May 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Saturday 30th April 2016, 8:16am 2cm
Friday 29th April 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Wednesday 27th April 2016, 8:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (May 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 992cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Niseko.

An early report this morning - Sapporo awaits - but it's fairly easy today as we have mostly clear blue skies and sunshine.

It should be a fine day warming up to close on 20C degrees later on, but by the end of the day rain is expected to be falling. And unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be raining - at least on and off, and heavily at times - through until the official end of the season on Thursday.

There's also the chance that winds may also messing with lift operations tomorrow and Thursday, so keep that in mind.

Personally, I'd be aiming to get out today for my last ski or snowboard... even if lifts are able to move, conditions might not be particularly nice out there.

Today, tomorrow and Thursday are national holidays here in Japan.

Thursday is the last planned day of the season for the remaining ski lifts here in Niseko.

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Just look how quickly the last of the snow melts away from lower slopes! (by comparing the images in the last week or so of reports).

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Annupuri
Resorts will likely be able to open as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 3rd May 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 240cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 200cm
Base - 10cm

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Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (* this lift now used to get to and from the open courses - you can no longer ride back to base)
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

The resort is 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. As part of that work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for this season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Courses open - Large, Center, Shirakaba (Spring Park)

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village plans to be open for Golden Week until Thursday 5th May. The Gondola can be used as a way of getting to Niseko Grand Hirafu and for sightseeing. None of the courses at Niseko Village are open.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report

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[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
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[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
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196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
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[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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