Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th April 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
SW 1-2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Sunday 8th April 2018, 8:30am
5cm
Saturday 7th April 2018, 8:12am 1cm
Friday 6th April 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Thursday 5th April 2018, 9:00am 0cm
Wednesday 4th April 2018, 8:08am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:37am 0cm
Monday 2nd April 2018, 8:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 6cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1253cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And it really is a good one, with a chunk of fresh snow to report. (Not sure chunk is a good word to use, but I'll leave it in there. Good word, chunk. Reminds me of chocolate).

Anyway it almost feels like proper winter again this morning.

It is fantastic to see a covering of snow on the ground and I will very much enjoy scooping it off the top of my car once I get this report up. I'm thinking of ice cream now.

But seriously, it actually looks pretty decent quality too and not heavy wet stuff. Hurray!

So yes a nice surprise of a morning and it will be fun to see how much snow has fallen at higher elevations up there at the top areas of the resorts. One of my secret agents with possibly reliable inside info is telling me saying 8cm or so, perhaps even a little more.

Looking ahead to the coming week there's a mix of weather on there including some clearer weather and some rain with perhaps more snow higher up. Which would be nice. (The snow bit).

---

Update just before report is posted - looks like the Hirafu Gondola has a technical issue and will be delayed opening.

---

Today is of course the last day of the season for the Niseko Hanazono and Niseko Village areas of the mountain.

But not to fear! Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri will remain open and I will be posting daily reports every day through until Sunday 6th May.

Yey!

---

Sunday 8th April 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open daily until TODAY!

Lifts that remain operating:

- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center Four
- Holiday Number 1
- Hirafu Gondola
- Swinging Monkey
- King Number 3
- King Number 4
- Hanazono Number 1 quad
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad

Official snow depth:

- Top: 420cm
- Base: 130cm

Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Lifts that remain operating:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4

Official snow depth:

- Top: 400cm
- Base: 120cm

Niseko Village
Plans to be open daily until TODAY!

Lifts that remain operating:

- Village Express
- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

Official snow depth:

- Top: 380cm
- Base: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Last day of the season for the Niseko Village and Niseko Hanazono areas of the mountain. The other two resort areas continue daily until May 6th. As do my reports. Hurray!

<
Saturday 7th April 2018
This report
Sunday 8th April 2018
Monday 9th April 2018
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
DAILY REPORTING 18-19 SEASON
Our daily reporting will be back as the upcoming 2018-2019 winter season approaches!
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Myoko Now 0cm
Saturday 5th May 2018, 10:44am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 28th May 2018, 8:22am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Friday 4th May 2018, 7:56am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 1st April 2018, 10:32am
Furano Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 8:56am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 9:02am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 8:41am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 8:35am
Zao Now 0cm
Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:27am
Naeba Now 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:10am
Minakami Now 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:25am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 8:04am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 8:01am
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 Sunday 8th April 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 8th April 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 8th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th April 5cm 0cm 0cm
7th April 1cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 8cm 1cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total 6cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1253cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th April 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
6cm
[1253cm]
-
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
Niseko Now reports before Sunday 8th April 2018
Niseko Now reports from the same period last season
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002