Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd May 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 2nd May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
14°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 6-8m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
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Saturday 2nd May 2015, 8:32am
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Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 2nd May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and here we are in 'the last bit'. The proper last bit. Just 5 more days left. And with lots of folk in Japan on holidays and the fine weather conditions, I'd expect quite a few people turning out for their last turns of the season.

For today and tomorrow, it's mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming up to around 20 degrees forecast. A moderate wind but that does not seem to be affecting the lifts at the start of the day.

From Monday slightly colder temps and some rain are forecast, but it should get back to being clear and sunny for the last day or two of the holidays.

Hope you can enjoy it. Come Thursday there'll be no lifts. Lasto chansu.

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Thanks for the questions.

Someone asked when I first visited Niseko. That would be back in 1990, so about 25 years ago (though I have not been here all of that time).

How things have changed since then!

Lots of Japanese ski resorts/ski villages may well be accused of remaining like they were during the ski boom in the late 80's, just rustier and quieter. Niseko has probably seen the most changes and in lots of ways it is unrecognisable from what it was way back then. There's lots of good things of course and there is certainly more to do now off the slopes and many more places to eat and beautiful places to stay etc. It also means that the mountain is much more crowded though - one of the less exciting things that inevitably comes with the kind of popularity that Niseko enjoys.

Us lucky ones who can remember it when there was seemingly unlimited untracked goodness to be enjoyed through the day in peak season must learn to treasure those memories!

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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 - 255cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 235cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 2nd May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village and Niseko Grand Hirafu open for Golden Week

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 2nd May 2015
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1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 5cm
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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
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519cm
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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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