Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th April 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Friday 18th April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
2-6m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Friday 18th April 2014, 8:20am
0cm
Thursday 17th April 2014, 7:57am 0cm
Wednesday 16th April 2014, 8:07am 0cm
Tuesday 15th April 2014, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 14th April 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 13th April 2014, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 12th April 2014, 7:53am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 13cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 13cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1163cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Friday 18th April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Some thin cloud up there this morning but generally another fine start to the day here. It was rather chilly overnight actually - I'm seeing it was down to around -5 degrees - though a high of around 7 is expected.

We have had one or two people ask about the snow depth numbers posted below. I have explained this in a previous report before in that they are the 'official' snow depth numbers that the resort publish each day. Is there a uniform 75cm at the base of the resort? Well, no. There's still very good cover of snow on the slopes, but as you can see from the images we post each day, there's places here and there where the snow has dried up and there's ground showing through. So just take the numbers with a pinch of finest salt, but we think it is interesting to have a record of the numbers throughout the season.

Oh yes, someone else asked why we continue to post reports at this late stage of the season. The easy answer to that one is that we simply want to cover the entire Niseko season. Just because it's not peak season and it isn't snowing regularly now doesn't mean that Niseko is closed. There might not be much to report these days, but we'll be updating Niseko Now right through until the last day of the season.

(I'll very much enjoy those first few lie-ins once the reports finish though!)

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Official snow depth numbers and planned operating lifts at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 300cm
Base - 75cm

Ace Number 2 Center Four lift
King Number 3 Triple
King Number 4
(* Hirafu Gondola will open only on 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 29th April and 3-6th May)

Annupuri:
Top - 310cm
Base - 100cm

Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No4 pair

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Niseko Annupuri plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.

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Niseko Hanazono Resort is now closed for the season.
Niseko Village is closed at the moment but plans to re-open between 26th April and 6th May (Golden Week).

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Friday 18th April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 178cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total 113cm 164cm -
April observed snowfall total 13cm 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 1163cm 1493cm 0cm
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[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
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[0cm]
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[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
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