Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 20th April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Monday 20th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
SW 5-8m/s (Hirafu)
OK
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Monday 20th April 2015, 8:32am
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Saturday 18th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 17th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 16th April 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Wednesday 15th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Tuesday 14th April 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 3cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Monday 20th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from my Hirafu base here.

And it's a cloudy start to the day today. Temperatures down to nearly zero overnight and just now around 6 degrees. Shouldn't warm up that much more during the day today though, with rain forecast to dampen things down this afternoon and tonight. Maybe a splattering of (probably wet) snow higher up?

As of 8:30am, wind is affecting the top King Number 4 lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu. Other lifts that plan to be open seem to be starting up as planned, though might be worth keeping an eye on the top lift at Niseko Annupuri as well with it's due starting time of 8:45am.

But anyway, fingers crossed that come opening time tomorrow any rain will have eased off and if we are lucky we might get to see some clear sunshine.

Forecasts say it should be warming somewhat around mid-week, but there's no significant and sudden changes on the weekly forecast just yet.

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As you may see from the webcam images, more ground is gradually showing on the lower areas now, though it's still very good cover. Interesting to compare the images with the same time last season... looks quite similar - if anything, more snow around last year I'd say.

You can of course check out any of the Niseko Now archive reports from the links at the bottom of the page.

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Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - weather conditions may mean changes on any given day, but these are the plans!

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
- Ace Quad Number 2 Center four - until May 6
- King Triple Lift Number 3 - until May 6
- King Number 4 - until May 6
- Hirafu Gondola (** ONLY ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS) - until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Niseko Annupuri:
- Annupuri Gondola - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 4 pair - until May 6

Niseko Village:
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to re-open for the Golden Week holidays - from April 29th until May 6th

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 340cm
Base - 10cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 40cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Monday 20th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open. More information in the main report.

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 20th April 2015
2013/2014
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2012/2013
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19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 8cm 25cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total 3cm 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1144cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
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[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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