Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 15th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 3-8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair to limited
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Saturday 15th April 2017, 8:32am
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Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 15th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

From what I hear quite a lot of people are still checking out my reports. I'll do my best to keep them interesting as the season approaches the end. Having said that, there's still three weeks left!

It's the weekend so the Gondola at Niseko Grand Hirafu is operating once again.

How about the weather? A cloudy start to the day but if the forecasts are right we should see sunshine during the day today.

You can still ski back down to base - at both Hirafu and Annupuri. The bottom areas of Hirafu in particular are starting to get a little thin on the ground now. Unfortunately the Ace quad webcam is still stuck on a previous image unfortunately, so we can't see that happening there every day --- now, now; let's not be cynical!

It looks like wind is still going to be affecting top lifts this morning. Doh!

Sunny skies are forecast for tomorrow.

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Individual resort information: Saturday 15th 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 and Miharashi.

Official snow depth:
Top - 245cm
Base - 55cm

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 8:32am on Saturday 15th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts on hold due to wind at the start of the day

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13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
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Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2016/2017 season 2cm
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110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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[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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