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