Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 29th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 29th April 2012
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Another clear day today. Not quite a blue and an hazy kind of look to things this morning in Niseko. There's more of a wind this morning though which has been affecting some lifts early on in the morning.

All lifts moving as normal at Grand Hirafu after a bit of a later than planned start due to strong winds up top.

Of course today seems Niseko Village open again for the last week of the season and a bit earlier on the Niseko Gondola was moving but the top Wonderland chair on hold due to wind. Over at Annupuri the top Jumbo lift was also on standby - if conditions improve there we can expect them to open up quickly, though the forecast does seem to be saying that we can expect the wind to be with us at least into the afternoon. Just keep it in mind.

Tomorrow should see more sun and a bit less windy conditions, so hopefully everywhere that plans to be open will be able to.

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Current lift operations (29th April 2012 @ 8:30am):

Grand Hirafu:
Ace Quad Lift No2
King Hooded Triple Lift #3
King Lift #4
The Hirafu Gondola open on 29th, 30th April, and also from 3rd May until 6th May.

Annupuri:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No2 pair
Jumbo No4 pair [STANDBY DUE TO WIND]

Niseko Village:
Gondola
Wonderland lift [STANDBY DUE TO WIND]

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Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Niseko Village plan to be open until 6th May.
The Hanazono area is now closed.

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Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 275cm
Bottom - 35cm

Annupuri:
Top - 210cm
Bottom - 60cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 29th April 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Niseko Village currently open. See main report for more details.

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