Wednesday 29 March 2017
A Mostly Sunny Spring Wednesday morning here in Niseko with mild temps early up. Currently +2c at base and minus 5c at top with SW air moving into our region. Midday village temps are expected to reach + 6 so perhaps head out early for the better snow condition.
The forecast at this stage has sunny periods this morning with building cloud mass this afternoon into tonight along with possibility of drizzle at village level later today into tomorrow Thursday. A little fresh snow up top is expected so best pack for all weather conditions. Have fun and go safely.Would expect all lifts and several gates open across Grand Hirafu as we head into the last 5days 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 pending.
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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