Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st May 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies (some fog, some blue sky)
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 1st May 2019, 8:00am
0cm
Tuesday 30th April 2019, 8:10am 0cm
Monday 29th April 2019, 8:32am 0cm
Sunday 28th April 2019, 7:51am 0cm
Saturday 27th April 2019, 8:30am 1cm
Friday 26th April 2019, 8:18am 0cm
Thursday 25th April 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (May 2019) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 951cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It's May! And a new era begins in Japan with a new Emperor.

April ended with a mix of cloud and kind looking clouds.

We now have 6 more days left of the ski season here in Niseko and this morning resort operations remain unchanged, though it is a rather grey and cloudy morning.

There's some fog up on the mountain. And there are a few small bits of blue sky showing through the cloud in places too. But the forecast for the day is generally cloudy conditions today and tomorrow too. Clearer skies beyond that.

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I plan to post my final daily report of the season on Monday. That report will include a season wrap up from me as well as a message from the folk at SnowJapan World HQ. That's the plan anyway.

:)

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It's Golden Week and it runs right through until the last day of the ski season on Monday 6th May.

What's today?

>> Today sees the ascension to the throne of the new Emperor and the beginning of the Reiwa Era. May it be a happy, peaceful and prosperous one.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Planned resort operations - subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 0cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Hirafu quad [8:30am - 4:30pm]
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad [8:30am - 4:30pm]
- King Number 3 quad [8:40am - 4:30pm]
- King Number 4 [8:50am - 4:30pm]

Courses that remain open:
- Detour for Beginners
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Large
- Rinkan
- Jumbo
- Dynamic

* All other courses are closed
* You can no longer ride back down to base, take the lift

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 30cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Annupuri Gondola [8:30am - 4:30pm]
- Jumbo Number 1 quad [8:30am - 4:30pm]
- Jumbo Number 4 pair [8:45am - 4:30pm]

Courses that remain open:
- Champion
- Utopia
- Silver
- Shirakaba
- S-ji
- Paradise
- Family
- Junior

* You can still just about ride back down to base
* The Gondola is also open for 'sightseeing' (ie. without skis or boards)

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Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas are now closed for the 2018-2019 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open - see above for details

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st May 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 1st May 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st May 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 1st May 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 1cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total 6cm 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 951cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st May 2019
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
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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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