Sunday 30 April 2017
Well folks - We have decided that given the lack of snow for this time of year and guests actuallly on the hill seeking seeking turns that we will wind up our snow reports for this season today - While snowfall this past winter has been good at most resorts in this region and there were some great drops of powder, the usual BIG snowfall with epic storms that last weeks at at time, leading to crazy depths were were well down with only around 7.5 mts of accumulation at base lift elevation and 10 meters at upper mountain that fell since late November.
30 feet of snow is still a huge amount yet Niseko on an average to good season, we would see almost twice that amount fall so fingers crossed for the normal winters to kick back in next season. Thanks to all of you for following our daily reports, we'll be back on line around the last week in November resuming our reports for winter 17-18. Have a great off season or where your next turns may be and we'll see you in the trees. Happy Days and stay focused.
Present weather is cloudy and very windy at top with up to 60k's up there. Those last lifts of the season will struggle today. Just one lift open in Annupuri today and 2 in Hirafu. Present temps of 5c at top and 15c in the village by noon. The outlook for the Golden Week Japanese Holidays has some sunny periods mid week, then further rain expected for next weekend last lifts.
Here in Hirafu, downloading from mid mountain to base is required. King lifts 3 and 4 will open if the wind speed drops. Hirafu Gondola will be in operation over the weekend and the Golden week public holdays next week for transport only. The snow park skiers right off Ace 3 is still open. Annupuri, Niseko Village and Hirafu resorts will operate over the Golden week holiday period with reduced lift services. Click the lift status button below for what they plan to run. Base pack presently around 200cm upper mountain Hirafu. 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.
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.
Bookings are now open for Mountain Guiding for next winter 17-18. Get in early to secure - Dec 20 through till late Feb are in high demand so Please send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org