Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:02am on Friday 27th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 11:02am on Friday 27th April 2012
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Earlier on this morning there was a lot of cloud and for hanging around the mountain but as I write this things have cleared up a fair bit and there is quite a bit of blue sky and I can just about see most of Yotei as well. Less wind than yesterday thankfully but still a moderate wind up there. Looks like things might clear up further this afternoon and we should have generally sunny conditions over the weekend as well.

Quite a lot of snow has gone from lower areas these last few days and it is quite noticeable around town now... more patches of ground on show on some of the lower slope areas as well, though still a lot up top and good cover.

Jumbo No3 lift at Annupuri isn't moving today - whether that's just for today or if the lift has seen the last of the season I'm not quite sure. We'll see tomorrow, that being the first official day of the Golden Week period.

As noted before the Grand Hirafu gondola will be operating tomorrow through Monday and then from 3rd-6th May as well. The Niseko Village area also will be opening up from Sunday for the final week of the season.

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Current lift operations (27th April 2012 @ 9am):

Grand Hirafu:
Ace Quad Lift No2
King Hooded Triple Lift #3 [SLOW OPERATION]
King Lift #4 [STANDBY]
The Hirafu Gondola will operate on 28th, 29th, 30th April, and also from 3rd May until 6th May.

Annupuri:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No4 pair

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Grand Hirafu and Annupuri both plan to be open until 6th May.
The Hanazono and Niseko Village areas are now closed.
Niseko Village plans to re-open for the Golden Week holiday period from Sunday 29th April until Sunday 6th May.

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Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 280cm
Bottom - 45cm

Annupuri:
Top - 240cm
Bottom - 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:02am on Friday 27th April 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Grand Hirafu and Annupuri currently open. See main report for more details.

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