Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th May 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 4th May 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, some cloud
Base temp:
17°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 2m/s - S 6m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Monday 4th May 2015, 8:30am
0cm
Sunday 3rd May 2015, 8:48am 0cm
Saturday 2nd May 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 1st May 2015, 7:55am 0cm
Thursday 30th April 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 29th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 28th April 2015, 8:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 4th May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

There are more blue skies over us this morning. A bit of cloud around but mostly clear and sunny and warm with those lovely blue skies.

We are actually expecting more cloud as the morning goes on and then some rain to be falling this afternoon. Spoilsport! Shouldn't last too long though and by tomorrow we should be back to sun for the last two days of the ski season.

Just 3 more days left including today.

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The opposite of yesterday, todays question asks what I don't like most about Niseko.

That would probably be wind. There's too many days when the lifts are affected by wind conditions and it's all a bit wild - seemingly more so than most other resorts. If you are only here for a short time and you are unlucky to get a run of days when things aren't open... well, I can imagine that is going to be annoying!

I'm also really not keen on the way some folk come here - either to run a business in winter or as a visitor - and go about things as though they are entitled to do whatever they like and try to force change. There are definitely changes that could be made to improve things for sure. But a visitor trying to force things, and sometimes just going ahead and doing it if they are told that they can't (and causing problems) just is not the way to go about helping get that change in the long term. There seems to be more and more of that kind of thing. Obviously that's a 'people thing' rather than about Niseko itself. Probably one of those things that comes with popularity...

Growing pains! Still, there's much to love.

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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.

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 - 235cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 225cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 4th May 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at 3 resorts for this last three days of the season - details in the report

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 4th May 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 2cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
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
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th May 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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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]
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