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Niseko Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Thursday 30th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Sleet - wet snow
wind condition
SW 1m/s - S 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Thursday 30th March 2017, 7:55am
0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:25am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:29am 6cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 7:45am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:01am 1cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 7:49am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 81cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 686cm

Morning all. Two more days left in March! I still have about 40 morning reports to post though...

What's this? (Wet) snow!

Yes, some rain last night I'm afraid but this morning wet snow has been falling. A curious sight of large flakes, but they're not light and fluffy. It's fairly mild, and better than rain. We'll have to see what nature decides to give us during the day today.

From tomorrow, sunny skies are forecast for the weekend and into next week.

We are into the last few days of the season for Niseko HANAZONO and for the main season at Niseko Village too, planned closing dates added below.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Resorts will likely be opening as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 30th March 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 320cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Village
Top - 255cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 230cm
Base - 110cm

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Planned closing dates
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April (and then from 28th April until 7th May).
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Night time floodlit operations have now finished for the season.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts will probably be opening as planned this morning

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Wednesday 29th March 2017
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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily, some will become less than daily once we get into April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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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 Thursday 30th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 30th March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 30th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 6cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
25th March 1cm 4cm 20cm
24th March 1cm 1cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 6cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 14cm 27cm
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 81cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 686cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
81cm
[686cm]
-
[686cm]
-
[686cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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