Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and fog
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Eased off and clearing hopefully
wind condition
N 8-10m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
This report
Tuesday 21st April 2015, 8:40am
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Monday 20th April 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Sunday 19th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
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
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 8:40am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

We're still feeling the leftovers of the not so nice weather conditions this morning.

Lots of cloud still around and fog, though the rain has stopped. Things are, fingers crossed, going to be improving as the morning goes on. And hopefully we'll get some clearer weather tomorrow. With just over two weeks to go it would be good to have a large proportion of that being weather that will let us enjoy our last slides of the season.

Back to this morning: strong winds up there at the moment still I'm afraid - as of 8:45am over at Annupuri only the lower Jumbo Number 1 lift is moving, and at Niseko Grand Hirafu it's just the Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift. So that's your lot for just now... one lift at each of the resort areas still open.

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Regarding 'Golden Week' - it's a number of national holidays that happen close to each other giving lots of people a nice holiday in early May. Depending on what days they fall, some years it is a considerably long period. This year, the actual holidays (other than Saturdays and Sundays) are Wednesday 29th April, and then Monday 4th until Wednesday 6th May. So effectively there's one national holiday in the middle of next week, and then 5 days from Saturday until Wednesday the week after that will make up the main bit of Golden Week for most people.

That last day will also be the last day of the snow season here in Niseko.

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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 8:40am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited to a few lifts this morning - more info in the report

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19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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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
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
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257cm
[806cm]
196cm
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139cm
[1141cm]
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123cm
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275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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