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Is Niseko Grand Hirafu snowsure?

The snowiest week in Niseko Grand Hirafu is week 4 of December. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 42cm of snowfall. Check out the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Niseko Grand Hirafu

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm5.7 days
January37cm6.4 days
February31cm5.9 days
March20cm4.9 days
April6cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Niseko Grand Hirafu during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Niseko Grand Hirafu is 9 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Niseko Hirafu prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 706m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (893m) is very near the middle elevation of Niseko Hirafu. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Niseko Hirafu at the start of April with a rainy day during this week of April happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 9cm. Daytime temperatures at the middle elevation in Niseko Hirafu during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.6°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.6°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but bluebird days that don't have new snow occur on average one day every second year during this week each year.


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Niseko Grand Hirafu Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Niseko Grand Hirafu are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Niseko Grand Hirafu Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Niseko Grand Hirafu are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Niseko Grand Hirafu and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Niseko Grand Hirafu Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


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Above freezing
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Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Niseko Grand Hirafu are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.