Niseko Snow Report

"Another amazing blue bird crystal clear weekend here in Niseko with cool air keeping the top to bott..."
Monday, 21st April, 2014
04:00 PM

Rod

Another amazing blue bird crystal clear weekend here in Niseko with cool air keeping the top to bottom base-pack and over-all spring skiing and riding conditions tip top.

Looks like some cloud and few showers for Tuesday, then more of the same blue sunny conditions set to roll out for the rest of this week with clear blue skies and cool air keeping a spring base depth of 2.7meters upper mountain and around 75cm down low.

Heaps of fun turns being had up there, whether its off the peak, in the park, super long fast groomers top to bottom or perfect creamy corn turns in the now budding Birch trees. Sensational Spring conditions.

Hirafu and Annupuri have enough lifts open to access from base to the very top delivering top to bottom skiing and riding throughout the remainder of April into early May until all lifts close for this season on Tuesday May 6th. Weather and snow pack dependent

As of almost 2 weeks ago..Hanazono, Higashiyama / Niseko Village, Moiwa and Rusutsu Resorts are now closed.
Some lifts in Niseko village / Higashiyama may re-open for the Golden week holiday which is the last few days in April into the 1st week in May. That's a little way off yet so we'll see how the base lower down holds up.

Temps currently have the mercury at 5 C at village lift level and 1 C at mid to upper elevations.
Jet stream today from the south at 5k down low and 5-15k at mid to upper points.

The daily avalanche reports have finished for this season yet their last report is one to remember till your last turn for this season.
On a further note....Be super careful if you're headed for hiking turns anywhere outside of the roped resort boundaries now. The strength / bond of the snow pack base that sits on the ground below and its ability to stay where its at, is now at a critical stage of weakness where mass and gravity, let alone any disturbance on top will lead to these areas letting go with major consequences for anything that's in front or on top.
Never Break Roped Off areas or Gates that have been Closed.

Till the last the chairs and gondolas that swing from bull-wheels on May 6th, I'll stop back in with snow, mountain and weather reports on Mondays and Fridays.

From Wednesday on there's plenty of sunny blue back in our program and top to bottom fun turns so enjoy it while it lasts or where ever you find your adventure.
Go safely and as always ...Please Ride Wisely.


Weather
Clear and Sunny
Temp (°C)
0 / 0

2
Wind (km/hr)
10k
  Hirafu Village Top Station
New Snow Past 24hrs 0cm 0cm
Current Snow Depth 65cm 290cm
Snow To Date 1218cm 1605cm
Temperature 0°C / 0°C 0°C / 0°C
Wind s@5k S@10k
Visibility Clear turning Cloudy Clear turning Cloudy
Fri

8/9
-
Sat

9/10
-
Sun

10/10
-
Mon

5/6
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Tue

4/5
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Wed

6/6
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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.

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