Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 2nd May 2013
Current weather conditions
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (May 2013) total: 0cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1491cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 2nd May 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

There's a mix of conditions here this morning. After the fog and the reveal of some fresh snow yesterday, this morning it has been a mix of cloud, some breaks in the cloud and blue sky, but some light snow being reported on the upper areas of mountain with sleet in other areas.

I am also hearing that on the coast of northern Hokkaido it is actually snowing down to sea level and up to 5cm on the ground. That's a fair distance from here of course, but remember... it's May! Conditions are of course very spring, but fantastic when you take a look at the calendar.

Well this morning the wind is preventing the top lifts at all three resort areas to open. The Niseko Gondola at Niseko Village is also not operating meaning that resort area is not open (yet) this morning.

Tomorrow of course is a national holiday as we enter the last four days of the official season in Niseko. It should stay quite chilly and we might well get to see another sprinkling of snow on the mountain.

One more thing to mention, the snowfall recorded by the JMA in Kutchan town for April 2013 was 27cm. The previous two seasons that number was 30cm and 24cm, and so around what you might expect.

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Official Resort Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu
Top - 420cm
Bottom - 70cm

Niseko Village
Top - 300cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 300cm
Bottom - 100cm

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Planned resort operations until the end of Golden Week (subject to change):

Niseko Hanazono (closed for the season)

Niseko Village (part open until Monday 6th May):
- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland chair

Niseko Annupuri (part open until Monday 6th May):
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 4
- Jumbo Number 1

Niseko Grand Hirafu (part open until Monday 6th May):
- Ace Number 2 Center four
- Hirafu Gondola (holidays only)
- King Number 3
- King Number 4

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Thursday 2nd May 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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