Sunday 26 March 2017
Sunny Blue Bird Spring Morning here in Niseko with minus 7c at top currently and minus 1 in the village. Temps will rise several degs by midday. A slight dusting of new overnight yet hardly a breath of wind this morning so would expect all lifts and gates open across Grand Hirafu as we head into the last week of all mountain lift operations.
From April 3, lift services will reduce to just a few lifts in both Hirafu and Annupuri. Hanazono and Niseko village will close up at the end of next weekend. 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 dependant.
Stunning weather for spring turns where the outlook has sunshine for today and tomorrow with perhaps a few clouds passing through in the afternoons. Have fun and go safely.
If heading out any gates today for touring...extra caution generally from here in for back and side country areas as the Spring Season progresses. Base pack down to the ground is warming up with more glide-cracks appearing - things are on the move ! Best not push your luck. Never break rope lines or gates that are closed. Please read the avalanche report and adhere to the Niseko Rules and Advisories. Red button below.
More Niseko Action Images and Stunning landscape shots below to keep you inspired - next to our Alpen Ridge Condominiums Live Cam at the base of The Family lift. Stay tuned...we'll keep you updated daily till May 7th 2017 with the very latest snow, weather and lift operations from our Hirafu Village Niseko HQ.
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