Niseko Snow Report

Wednesday 06 May 2015

A pretty fine last day of season to go out on here in Niseko with mostly sunny blue skies and light SSW breeze. Plenty of corn in the park off the triple hooded or some decent zipper lines of bumps under the pizza box single chair King # 4.

That's a wrap folks ..as of 4pm today, Season 14-15 done and dusted in Grand Hirafu after a great run of March April weather and spring turns to usher out the season and the Japanese Golden week holiday period.

Another solid winter in terms of accumulation where over the course of this last 5-6 months, we saw around 12.5 meters of accumulation at base lifts and 18 meters of accumulation at upper mountain. To mark out perhaps two major differences observed, was the huge December where almost 7 meters fell on upper mountain - along with temperatures this season a little higher over-all in comparison the past winters. Once again, Niseko was up on the podium when looking around the planet as to " who had snow " and lots of it !

Still plenty of base pack from around the 900 meter level and up to the various summits of our surrounding peaks to skin and hike if you're not quite ready to pack the boards away. Should be some fun corn turns up there for perhaps another 2-4 weeks.

So, Adios Powder Hounds - Another super fun winter with our guided guests getting amongst Plenty of Epic Deep Dusty Days to Remember so thank you and many thanks to all you folks for stopping by our web page for the daily reports. We'll be back on-line around the last week in November this year as we head into Niseko Winter 15-16.

Have a Safe and Fun off-season and as Always..Please Ski and Ride Wisely.

WINTER IS COMING ! - SkiJapan.com Mountain Guiding Bookings for Winter 15-16 are now Open. Contact us at guiding@skijapan.com 

 

By Rod at 06:31



Snow report information is compiled and interpreted from various Japanese weather sites and models made current for the day and the 3-5 day outlook. Snow fall 24hr periods are measured at approximately 730am daily in Hirafu Village base lifts and data from the avalanche report which indicates accumulations at both the base of Moiwa and the 1000metre level. Further on mountain observations are also included and like any ski resort, more intense snow accumulations occur at mid and upper mountain elevations of average approximations of 20%. These approximations are conservative. Hence, base lift depth historically speaking is almost 50% less on any given year than mid to top station snow pack.


Snow Cam at Alpen Ridge

Weather Condition
Current Temp
5°/10°
Top Station / Hirafu Village

Sunny and a mostly blue last day of Season 14-15


Top Station
Temperature
4°/8°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
25.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SSW
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
Snow To Date
1795
CM
Visibility
Good
 

Hirafu Village
Temperature
12°/16°
min/max °C
Wind Speed
5.00
KM/H
Wind Dir
SSW
 
Snow 24H
0
CM
SnowToDate
1253
CM
Visibility
Good
 

Weather Forecast
Wed

10°/11°
Thu

12°/13°
Fri

16°/16°
Sat

20°/21°
Sun

19°/19°
Forecast issued on 8pm Mon 06, Jul 2015 by Snow-Forecast.com | Niseko Hirafu Resort
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