Niseko Snow Report

"Well...That's a wrap folks ..Season 13-14 done and dusted.

All lifts are now closed in Grand Hira..."
Wednesday, 7th May, 2014
10 AM

Rod

Well...That's a wrap folks ..Season 13-14 done and dusted.

All lifts are now closed in Grand Hirafu Niseko after a pretty decent last few days of turns to usher out the season and the Japanese Golden week holiday period.

Downloading was necessary from the top of the Ace Quad this last few days yet the mid to upper mountain was still loads of fun on around 175cm of base to slide around on or those grabbing some final air time in the park up top.

In as far as how this last season stacked up against, say, the previous 2 winters ? -- well...over this last 5-6months, we had around 12meters of accumulation at base lifts and around 16 meters of accumulation at upper mountain.
Seasons 11-12 and 12-13 delivered around 4-6 meters more of accumulation with 15-16 meters at base and 21-22 meters at upper mountain over the same periods.
The marked difference this last winter was the surprising crystal drought in the February and March period where we saw only around half the accumulation that we normally see. Yet on the flip side, we've had an absolute cracker spell of blue sunny spring conditions over March and April.

Still plenty of base pack from around the 850 meter level and up to the various summits of our surrounding peaks to skin and hike for the die-hards that aren't quite ready to pack the boards away just yet. Should be some fun corn turns up there for perhaps another 2-4 weeks.

That's about it as far as snow reports go for this season, so a huge thanks to you all for stopping by our snow report web page. Hits to this link have gone completely nuts this last 6 months so thanks a bunch.

We'll be back on-line around the last week in November this year as we head into Niseko Winter 14-15, so for our Nthn Hemi Folk, have a safe, fun and adventurous off-season and if you're back there Down Under or cruising the Land of the Long White Cloud...Fingers crossed for plenty Silky Dust.

As always..Please Ride Wisely.




Weather
Temp (°C)
0 / 0

0
Wind (km/hr)

  Hirafu Village Top Station
New Snow Past 24hrs 0cm 0cm
Current Snow Depth 0cm 0cm
Snow To Date 1218cm 1605cm
Temperature 0°C / 0°C 0°C / 0°C
Wind
Visibility
Mon

-1/1
1
Tue

-4/-3
1
Wed

-2/0
-
Thu

6/7
-
Fri

5/6
-
Sat

7/8
-
#niseko #hokkaido #japan #autumn #frost
2 days ago
3 3 Likes
#niseko #japan #hokkaido #autumn #frost
2 days ago
1 1 Likes
#niseko #hokkaido #japan #autumn
2 days ago
4 4 Likes
#niseko #japan #hokkaido #autumn
2 days ago
4 4 Likes
Huge bear spotting in Niseko... Ahhhhh looked again, cute teddy bear just got out of the shower! #niseko #japan #hirafu #funnymoments #random #bear #teddybear #funny #winterisonitsway #skiresort
1 week ago
39 39 Likes
Stunning bluebird day! Visible snow on top of Mt. Yotei! A few weeks more! Start counting down! Yewwwww ☀️⛄️❄️
1 week ago
83 83 Likes
Chairlifts are back up, preparing for a new epic season! Get ready and start packing! Bring a snorkel just incase, we are going deeeeeep! Are you all ready? #niseko #japan #hirafu #japow #deeppowder #pow #powder #ski #snowboarding #snowboard #skijapan #winterisonitsway
1 week ago
105 105 Likes
Amazing sunset in Niseko today! #japan #niseko #beautiful #stunning #sunset
2 weeks ago
65 65 Likes
Smelling winter breeze in the air and all around town... Temperature is dropping fast! Excited! #niseko #japan #hirafu #mtyotei #yotei #ski #snowboard #winter #winterisonitsway #epic #excited #newseason #skiing #skijapan
2 weeks ago
71 71 Likes
The clouds are not helping! But it's snowing on top of Mt. Yotei!!! It's really snowing! Winter is not far! Stoked! 😘⛄️❄️ #niseko #japan #hirafu #yotei #mtyotei #skijapan #snowing #firstsnow #excited #seasonstartingsoon
3 weeks ago
64 64 Likes
Jake san getting in some April fetch-fun in Niseko #boardercolliesrule #rescuedog #powderpuppy #niseko #japan #japow #winter #epic #yotei #snow #skijapan #sicspring #silkydust #sunnydays #diamondust #fun #guiding #hirafu #lineskis ##mountainguiding #skiordie
6 months ago
22 22 Likes
April 20th Niseko Superb Spring Skiing #japow #niseko #powder #winter #sicspring #sunnydays #snow #skijapan #skier #guiding #lineskis #japan #hirafu #fun #yotei #epic #boardercolliesrule
6 months ago
16 16 Likes
Another stunning beautiful day in Niseko! Although no new snow over the last 24hr period, but we still got 3 and a half meters of snow base! Yewwwww! Sensational spring conditions! Here we go spring skiing! #niseko #japan #hokkaido #hirafu #springskiing #sunshine #bluebird #epicseason #snowboarding #ski #skier #sunny #lovinglife
6 months ago
113 113 Likes
Last night of night skiing yesterday and it was so much fun! Bring on next years night ski already!! #ski #snow #shred #epic #winter #night #nightski #moonlight #moonlit #skiing #niseko #hirafu #winter #spring
7 months ago
63 63 Likes
Only in japan would you get this view! Stunning sunset in Iwanaii!! #japan #sunset #beautiful #amazing #stunning #seascape
7 months ago
52 52 Likes
SkiJapan.com General Manager Belinda White enjoying some time out #chicksrip #japan #japow #niseko #mountainguiding #snowboarder #skijapan #silkydust #lineskis #powder #epic
7 months ago
18 18 Likes
Niseko, make up your mind! Yesterday a glorious bluebird, warm day but now puking snowy! Winter all over again? Spring on hold? Hmmmm... Love you always!  #niseko #japan #hokkaido #puking #powpow #japow #springonhold #winteralloveragain #stoked #nowhereelsecancompare #ski #skier #snowboarder #snowboard #snow #winter
7 months ago
64 64 Likes
Today is another beautiful day in Niseko! #hirafu #amazing #awesome #k2 #k2skis #ski #snow #annupuri #winter
7 months ago
49 49 Likes
Niseko has some seriously awesome terrain!! Sweet drops! #niseko #hirafu #hanazono #peak #pow #drop #drops #japan #jpow #japow #jameswinfield #winter
7 months ago
73 73 Likes
Another sick day in paradise!! Loving niseko! #niseko #nbs #ski #snow #shred #yuki #hirafu
7 months ago
64 64 Likes

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.

About Us

SkiJapan.com has specialised in Hokkaido's best ski resorts for the past 16 years and continues to be Hokkaido's longest serving and largest inbound ski and snowboard tour operator. We can customise a package to suit all your holiday needs when travelling to Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano with packages including accommodation, transfers, rental and lessons.

SkiJapan.com | 170-304 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081 Japan
Ph: (+81) 136 22 4611 | Fax: (+81) 136 22 4613
Enquiries: info@skijapan.com

SkiJapan Travel Japan is a Licensed Travel Agent & member of the All Nippon Travel Agents Association (ANTA).

© 2012 Ski Japan Travel Ltd. All rights reserved.

Group Companies & Partners

Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS) is Niseko's premier all-in-one Ski & Snowboard School, Kids Club, Rental & Retail centre.
info@nisekobase.com
www.nisekobase.com
Complete Niseko summer holiday packages to suit your holiday style.
info@summerjapan.com
www.summerjapan.com
Complete Niseko golf holiday packages to suit your holiday style.
www.yoteigolf.com
Niseko.com is a FREE English magazine distributed throughout the Japanese ski resort of Niseko, Japan.
info@niseko.com
www.niseko.com