Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Friday 15th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain, sleet > snow higher
wind condition
N 7m/s - NW 15m/s (Hirafu)
Fair to limited
This report
Friday 15th April 2016, 8:38am
0cm
Thursday 14th April 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Wednesday 13th April 2016, 10:30am 0cm
Tuesday 12th April 2016, 8:33am 2cm
Monday 11th April 2016, 8:31am 2cm
Sunday 10th April 2016, 7:03am 0cm
Saturday 9th April 2016, 9:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 4cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 990cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Friday 15th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday wasn't the nicest of mornings... and neither is this morning.

It's snowing higher up apparently, but it's wet and rainy here at base. What's more there's some strong winds that are affecting lifts so even if you wanted to get out there's very limited choice. It's a day for an onsen or a trip to somewhere with shops for many I think.

Tomorrow should at least be less windy but while sun is on some forecasts, rain clouds may also not be too far away (but lets hope they are).

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Just the bottom Ace Family lift open this morning I'm afraid.

Niseko Annupuri
Unclear at start of day, but expect (at least) limited

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 15th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 310cm
Base - 55cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 290cm
Base - 50cm

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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 17th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

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 8:38am on Friday 15th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited due to wind

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*as of Friday 15th April 2016
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14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 2cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 2cm 0cm 3cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 4cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 990cm 1144cm 1163cm
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
4cm
[990cm]
-
[990cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
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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