Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:55am on Saturday 9th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, probably clearing up
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
S 7-15m/s (Hirafu)
Decent
This report
Saturday 9th April 2016, 9:55am
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Friday 8th April 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 7th April 2016, 8:50am 0cm
Wednesday 6th April 2016, 13:44pm 0cm
Tuesday 5th April 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 4th April 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 3rd April 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Saturday 9th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you from Niseko.

Very light snow actually falling this morning with a light dusting of snow even here at base and I am hearing perhaps a cm or so higher up. Hurray! It is definitely feeling colder this morning.

But we can probably expect lots of blue sky around later on in the day and the sun to come out, so it's just a quick 'reminder' as much as anything. A naughty tease, perhaps!

After more clear weather forecast for tomorrow, there's actually a chance of snow around Monday it seems. It seems highly unlikely but I really want 14cm or more to bring my observed snowfall for the season up to 10m. Not that it's important of course, other than being able to boast about 10m of snowfall at base.

I'm writing this as 10am approaches and unfortunately strong winds are messing about with lifts with the Annupuri area on hold and the top two lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu also stopped.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top Ace Number 4 lift and Ace Number 3 lift are on hold due to strong winds.

Niseko Annupuri
As of 10am, unfortunately all of the planned three lifts are on hold due to strong winds - so effectively closed.
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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 9th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 320cm
Base - 70cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 320cm
Base - 70cm

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Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Family Pair - until 10th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair
Holiday Number 1 Pair - until 10th April

The resort is going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season - as part of this work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for the season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to be open again for Golden Week from Friday 29th April until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Saturday 9th April 2016
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7th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 3cm
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March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
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Season observed snowfall total 986cm 1144cm 1163cm
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61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
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30cm
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519cm
[549cm]
257cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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