Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy with some sun breaking through
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Easterly Steady 6mps, gusting to 15mps
Good, more than 10km
This report
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:03am
5cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 11:19am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 5cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 5cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

What should have been a mostly sunny day yesterday pleasantly turned in to a steady light snowfall day with 5cm of accumulation during the day and overnight.

With the temperatures now dropping steadily we’re hoping for a continued steady accumulation the rest of the week and with the forecast of heavy snowfall on Wednesday Appi may decide to open more runs this coming weekend, fingers crossed!

Blustery conditions on the mountain are making for awfully cold -20 wind-chill temperatures but the wind should die down later in the week making the mountain a little more welcoming. Today we’re expecting intermittent snowfall with mostly cloudy and gusty wind conditions, temperatures ranging from a high of -5 to a low of -10.

Still only 8 of 21 runs in operation with the gusty conditions affecting the only sailor run in operation because of the start/stop nature of the gondola. Hopefully the rest of the week will see decreasing winds and a steady rise in snowfall.

Currently operating lifts:

- Appi Gondola
- Central Number 1 quad
- Number 2 lift A
- Number 2 lift B
- Number 3 lift B
- Number 4 lift

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Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Appi Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Currently 6 lifts are operating and 8 courses open

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