Niseko Now daily snow and weather reports

Niseko Now

8:40am, 19th April 2015
Current weather conditions:
Mostly cloudy
weather condition Precipitation:
No rain or snow
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
4C Wind conditions:
2-3m/s NW (Hirafu)
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


Hello! It is colder this morning but none of the rain or snow that was forecast this morning... not that I can tell anyway.

It's just cloudy this morning, but actually quite bright with it at times. We might get some sun but it will remain under 10 degrees all day.

Cloud with rain later on forecast for tomorrow.


I'd just like to again thank the kind people who have taken a few moments to send in comments about the reports. There have been quite a few as the season draws to a close. It's always good to read them - even if you are complaining about my late report on a certain day; or my occasional attempts at humour! It seems that even now a considerable amount of people are tuning in to the reports every day. I'll try my best to keep them interesting - though you understand that there's less info to work with at this stage of the season. Still, I like to cover the complete season each and every day from the very beginning until the very end.

If you do want to send in any comments, click on the 'Contact' link at the bottom of the page - any relevant comments will be passed on to me. Don't worry, your email address will not be added to any mailing list and will not be sold to some evil marketing enterprise.


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 - 340cm
Base - 10cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 285cm
Base - 50cm


Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please refer to the main report for details on what remains open

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Report Current Season Monthly Observed Snowfall
7 Days
Apr 2015 14-15
So far
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Niseko Now
19th April 2015, 8:40 AM
0cm 3cm 1144cm 2014/2015 season
2013/2014 season

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

Please note / Disclaimers

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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Observed snowfall* 0cm
Official snow depth 340cm
Previous day 345cm

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

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