Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th April 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Monday 13th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Monday 13th April 2020, 8:00am
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Sunday 12th April 2020, 8:24am 0cm
Saturday 11th April 2020, 8:27am 0cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 8:24am 0cm
Thursday 9th April 2020, 8:26am 4cm
Wednesday 8th April 2020, 8:17am 0cm
Tuesday 7th April 2020, 8:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 10cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 728cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Monday 13th April 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Beautiful blue skies this morning. A cold start but it should be a mild day.

Yesterday proved to be the last day of the season for the Niseko Village section of our mountain. On speaking with a manager over there, the main reason was snow (ie. not enough of it) but they had also been getting people asking about whether they should be open or not... you know, given all the 'stuff' going on.

And on that note, here's some more news.

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Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido issued a further declaration of a state of emergency on Sunday, following one issued previously in late February, after seeing the pace of coronavirus infections picking up.

In Tokyo, the total number of virus infections topped 2,000 as the capital and six other prefectures experienced their first weekend under a state of emergency the government declared, urging residents to refrain from nonessential outings and some businesses to shut. In a bid to prevent a further escalation of the pandemic, on April 7 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama in the east, and Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka in the west. On Saturday, he extended his request to the governors of all 47 prefectures to ask their residents to refrain from visiting nightclubs, hostess bars and busy downtown spots in a push to prevent cluster infections of the novel coronavirus.

While Hokkaido was not covered in the state's declaration of an emergency, the prefectural government and the municipal government of Sapporo, the prefectural capital, issued a joint emergency declaration following reports of double-digit increases in infections for the fifth straight day.

"We are facing a crisis of a second wave in the spread of (the coronavirus) infections," Hokkaido Gov Naomichi Suzuki told reporters, asking residents to refrain from making nonessential outings.


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So Niseko Village has decided to close, but for the moment Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are remaining open.

Is skiing and snowboarding an 'essential outing'?

....

I do wonder for how long this will continue.

Anyway, here is the Hokkaido Government site again, though currently it does not seem to have been updated since Friday.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Monday 13th April 2020
Subject to change and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 50cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Ace Number 2 quad center four
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4

- The following upper courses remain open:
- Detour for Beginners
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Large
- Holiday
- Rinkan
- Jumbo
- Dynamic

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 150cm
- Base: 35cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 3 pair

- 8 courses open

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- The Niseko HANAZONO and Niseko Village areas are now closed for the season.
- Night time floodlit operations have closed for the season.

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Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Monday 13th April 2020
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open

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13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 7cm
9th April 4cm 0cm 0cm
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207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
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84cm
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333cm
[417cm]
285cm
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198cm
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45cm
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305cm
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299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
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13cm
[1260cm]
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110cm
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181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
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83cm
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0cm
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61cm
[64cm]
244cm
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303cm
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109cm
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30cm
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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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