Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th April 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 9th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
W-SW 2m/s (Hirafu)
Decent
This report
Thursday 9th April 2015, 8:56am
0cm
Wednesday 8th April 2015, 8:09am 3cm
Tuesday 7th April 2015, 9:26am 0cm
Monday 6th April 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Sunday 5th April 2015, 7:54am 0cm
Saturday 4th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 3rd April 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 3cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 9th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my Hirafu base here in Niseko.

I had a fun few hours out there yesterday on the little bit of fresh snow that was to be found. Cannot complain.

It is not quite as cold this morning though certainly not warm either. Cloudy start to the day with clearer skies maybe later on. Things will be warming up a bit over the next few days and the forecast is generally for sunny skies.

My snowfall observations are standing at 1144cm so far this season. The final number for last season was 1163cm and so while we are currently about 20cm less than last season it's interesting how close the numbers are. The main big difference this season compared with the previous was the effective 'swapping' of what happened in December and January. All of that info can be found on the table lower down on this page and of course that very interesting new page that the SnowJapan folk put together this season. I'll have more analysis and comments on all that lot at the end of the season.

In the meantime just to remind you that I intend to keep Niseko Now reports coming each day right through until the lifts eventually stop. There might not be much to say on some days, but I'll certainly gambarimasu!

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Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - wind and snow conditions aside 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 (** ONLY ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS) - until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Niseko Annupuri:
- Annupuri Gondola - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 4 pair - until May 6

Niseko Village:
Niseko Village is now closed but plans to reopen for the Golden Week holidays - from April 29th until May 6th

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 385cm
Base - 60cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 310cm
Base - 110cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 9th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please refer to the main report. Hirafu and Annupuri remain part open.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th April 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 9th April 2015
(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 Thursday 9th April 2015
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)
  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 9th April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th April 3cm 0cm 0cm
7th April 0cm 5cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 3cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 10cm 18cm
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 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 Thursday 9th April 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
-
[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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