Wednesday 26 April 2017
High cloud at sunrise here in the Niseko region with present temps of 3c at top and 7c in the village -expected to rise to 12c by noon. SSW breeze of 30k at top and 5k down low - A possible passing shower today with the further outlook slotting in periods of light rain over the next 2-3 days.
Very quiet on the hill now as the season winds down to the last 10 days or so. Here in Hirafu, downloading is now required from the top of Ace quad to base. King lifts 3 and 4 at mid mountain to top are the other 2 lifts running, offering top to mid mountain runs. The snow park skiers right off Ace 3 is loads of fun with plenty of kickers to test the air skills. Both Annupuri and Hirafu resorts are operating just a few lifts each now. Click the lift status button below for what they plan to run today. Base pack presently around 200cm upper mountain Hirafu.
Hanazono and Niseko village are now closed. Niseko Village may open a lift or 2 for the Golden week holidays April 28- May 5th. All lifts across the Grand Hirafu resort will close around 4pm Sunday May 7th..Snow pack and weather pending.
More Niseko Action Images and Stunning landscape shots below to keep you inspired - scroll down to our gallery next to our Alpen Ridge Condominiums Live Cam at the base of The Family lift. We'll keep you updated daily till May 7th 2017 with the latest snow, weather and lift operations from our Hirafu Village Niseko HQ.
Back country touring terrain should be extra carefully chosen at this time of year. Things are on the move. Best not push your luck. Never break rope lines or gates that are closed. Please read the Moiwa Institute final avalanche report for this winter now posted and adhere to the Niseko Rules and Advisories. Red button below. Have fun and go safely.
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