Niseko Snow Report, 18 April 2020

Closing Weekend for the 2019-20 Season!

*0cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 9:30 today the temperature was 8°C. Beautiful spring sunshine and warm temperatures today. Well dear readers this weekend we bravely head into the final weekend of resort skiing and snowboarding. Niseko Annupuri closed yesterday and Grab Hirafu will close tomorrow a few weeks early due to the the Corona Virus national / global emergency.The Hirafu spring park and the upper mountain is still in great condition so it will be a frenzy up there today….and BBQ weather down low 😉 Looks like we may get some rain overnight with warm overcast conditions tomorrow so it should be a slushy fun last day.

Niseko, 18 April 2020

Hirafu Village and Grand Hirafu Now

Here are a couple shots taken yesterday by Glen Claydon Photography to set the scene. Thanks for following this will be our last snow report for the season – KAMPAI!

Upper Hirafu Village and Grand Hirafu, 17 April 2020

Hirafu Village and Mt.Yotei, 17 April 2020

Useful information from other places

360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer

The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2019-20 season is in Higashiyama at 200m *The Hirafu Gondola is at 305m. Please be aware that this new reading is NOT in Hirafu village but a few kilometers down the road. There is always a deviation how and where the snow falls – the area is famous for micro climates and mini weather patterns. Some days there may be 10cm in Annupuri and 25cm in Hanazono and vice versa – some days 30cm of fresh snowfall comes down everywhere!! Altitude plays a big part as well so please don’t take the 360niseko snow readings as being definitive – the readings are what is outside our house on the ground.

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