Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:09pm on Wednesday 7th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 4:09pm
28cm
Sunday 10th April 2016, 9:18am 0cm
Monday 4th April 2016, 11:09am 0cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 13:32pm 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 8:43am 0cm
Tuesday 29th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 10:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 28cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 28cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:09pm on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Hello from Appi Kogen and welcome back to the reports.

We are all excited to see the first runs open in 3 days, albeit on a very very limited scale. Maybe 2 lifts at that but it’s certainly better than last years attempt right.

The 2017 Season here at Appi brings quite a few changes with it too. The primary one being New Owners. Obviously someone with fairly deep pockets paid quite a few Yen to buy this place... and when I say this place I mean all of it. The Mountain, Hotels, even the land down to the main road which includes the Lawsons on the corner, every bit of equipment and all the rest of the trimmings too. They have some relatively grand plans in store so let's hope they don't run out of money and patience before it's all accomplished.

Some lifts have been replaced with ones that actually work, some have been extended to take you further up the mountain and others have been decommissioned as they were just an eyesore anyway. I was at the resort late this afternoon and the snowmaking equipment was in full operation covering the lower slopes in hopes of an on time opening.

So now you're all excited and can't wait to come here let me burst your bubble ever so slightly and fill you in on current conditions and the weather forecast.

Since mid-November there's been on again off again snowfall. Some of it staying long enough to make you wax your skis and get ready for the big day. Unfortunately most of that vanished with the rain that usually followed so we’re back to what I would realistically describe as a smattering of snow, freezing temperatures and as I type this clear skies.

The forecast is good calling for more snow over the next few weeks and the lower temperatures should mean it actually stays with us too. Without wanting to reminisce about the Season that never was, 2016, this year is already looking significantly brighter so lets hope the snow Gods smile ever so brightly down on our small piece of paradise here and bring us plenty of the white powder.

Come and join us and don't forget any day on the slopes beats any day at work!

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For the sake of the report and for the season total, we have had just under 30cm of snow fall here in base areas over the last few weeks. So that is the number that is going on this report but please note that it's not all from today/yesterday. (In fact, just a smattering since yesterday).

Archive report: Posted at 4:09pm on Wednesday 7th December 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Appi Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Appi Kogen plans to open - on a limited scale - from Saturday

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 7th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
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7th December 28cm - -
10th April 0cm - -
4th April 0cm - -
1st April 0cm - -
30th March 0cm - -
29th March 0cm - -
28th March 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 28cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 0cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 28cm - -
January observed snowfall total - 249cm -
February observed snowfall total - 176cm -
March observed snowfall total - 47cm -
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 28cm 472cm 0cm
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2016/2017 season - - 28cm
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