Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th April 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 13th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mix of cloud and blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW 9m/s - W 20m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 13th April 2017, 8:34am
0cm
Wednesday 12th April 2017, 8:02am 0cm
Tuesday 11th April 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 9th April 2017, 8:06am 0cm
Saturday 8th April 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 7th April 2017, 8:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 13th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hurray, it's April 13th and it has been snowing. Yey!

It's blowing around in the strong winds, but I think I am justified in adding 1cm to the report this morning. There's probably more higher up and these winds have been working on it too, so it'll be interesting to see how the slopes are this morning.

Unfortunately, the wind means that Niseko Annupuri is closed and so is the top lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu, so limited choice if you wish to brave the conditions!

Still, good visibility and some blue sky up there too now. It doesn't look like it's going to get back to 'calm' today, or indeed tomorrow. Perhaps we will have to wait until the weekend for that.

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Individual resort information: Thursday 13th April 2017:

Planned openings. This info subject to change due to snow and weather conditions - any closings will be mentioned in the main report above.

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
The following course is now closed: Onsenzawa.

Official snow depth:
Top - 275cm
Base - 60cm

Planned operating lifts:
Ace Family (8:30am until 4:30pm) - until 16th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four (8:30am until 4:30pm)
King Number 3 (8:40am until 4:30pm)
King Number 4 (8:50am until 4:30pm)
Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm) - on weekends and national holidays only

The Spring Park should be open from 10am until 3:30pm

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Official snow depth:
Top - 200cm
Base - 50cm

Planned operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Number 1
Jumbo Number 4

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort has closed for the season.
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to part re-open from 28th April until 7th May.
Night time floodlit operations have finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 13th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Annupuri closed and top lift stopped at Grand Hirafu as of 8:30am

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 13th April 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th April 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 13th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th April 0cm 0cm 3cm
7th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 4cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 4cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th April 2017
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
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
-
[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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