Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd May 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 3rd May 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
SW 7m/s - SE 15-20m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Not great
This report
Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:21am
0cm
Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 7:53am 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 30th April 2018, 8:56am 0cm
Sunday 29th April 2018, 8:23am 0cm
Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 27th April 2018, 8:48am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1260cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 3rd May 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's not a very nice morning here!

Rain and wind.

And as far as I can tell, all of the ski lifts are on hold as well - no action today. So please note that the info below is what SHOULD be open, not what IS open this morning.

There's more rain due tomorrow too, even perhaps some snow higher up.

Would be nice if we got some clearer weather for the last weekend of the season...

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11AM UPDATE

It looks like the Jumbo Number 1 quad at Annupuri is moving - it is the only lift operating currently.

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4 days left of ski lift operations, including today.

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Thursday 3rd May 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four
- King Number 3
- King Number 4
- Hirafu Gondola

Courses that remain at least part open:

- Detour for Beginners
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Large
- Rinkan
- Jumbo
- Dynamic

Official snow depth:

- Top: 270cm
- Base: 0cm

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

Planned lift operations:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4

Official snow depth:

- Top: 260cm
- Base: 20cm

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

Planned lift operations:

- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

Official snow depth:

- Top: 280cm
- Base: 5cm

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About Golden Week

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Thursday 3rd May 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts are closed this morning due to bad weather. Updated at 11am - lower Jumbo quad at Annupuri now operating

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd May 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd May 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 3rd May 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
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 13cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1260cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd May 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]
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]
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