Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 12th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Moderate SW 4m/s - ? (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 12th April 2018, 8:17am
0cm
Wednesday 11th April 2018, 8:20am 0cm
Tuesday 10th April 2018, 8:04am 7cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Sunday 8th April 2018, 8:30am 5cm
Saturday 7th April 2018, 8:12am 1cm
Friday 6th April 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 13cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 13cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1260cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 12th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It was not a very nice day yesterday. Rain did happen, as expected. And winds remained strong and pesky.

The top lift at Annupuri remained closed and the Annupuri Gondola also stopped moving from mid morning. Over at Niseko Grand Hirafu, the 2 lifts remained moving, though the quad was at reduced speed.

So quickly on to today and I am happy to report that it is much, much nicer. Very nice indeed, actually. Clear blue skies.

It's still quite windy but at the time of my report going up Hirafu and Annupuri appear to be planning on opening as planned. Might need to keep an eye on that though.

Similar conditions appear to be forecast for tomorrow too.

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Just for the giggles, I was looking back over my reports from last season.

Here's the official snow depth numbers from Niseko Grand Hirafu on this day last year:

Top - 275cm
Base - 60cm

And here are those same numbers from today:

Top - 435cm
Base - 135cm

And check out the webcam image from 12th April 2017, and compare it with same webcam image from the today. (The 3rd image on this report below, and the 3rd image on the report from last year which can be found here).

That's some contrast!

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Thursday 12th April 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Ace Family quad (* operating daily until 15th April)
- Ace Number 2 Center Four (* operating daily until 6th May)
- King Number 3 (* operating daily until 6th May)
- King Number 4 (* operating daily until 6th May)
- Hirafu Gondola CLOSED TODAY (* operating only on 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd April & 28th April - 6th May)

Course info:

- Most of Hirafu remains open
- Lower part of Super closed
- All of the Hanazono area is closed

Official snow depth:

- Top: 435cm
- Base: 135cm

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 (* operating daily until 15th April)
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4

Official snow depth:

- Top: 410cm
- Base: 120cm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Now closed

Niseko Village
Now closed

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 12th April 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri both remain open. See above for details.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th April 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 12th April 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 12th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
11th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th April 7cm 0cm 0cm
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th April 5cm 0cm 0cm
7th April 1cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 13cm 2cm 4cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total 13cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1260cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
-
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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