Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th April 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 29th April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
2-3m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 29th April 2014, 9:02am
0cm
Monday 28th April 2014, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 27th April 2014, 9:23am 0cm
Saturday 26th April 2014, 7:37am ---
Friday 25th April 2014, 9:05am 0cm
Thursday 24th April 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 13cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1163cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 29th April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko on this national holiday in Japan.

(Today is 'Showa Day' by the way. Wiki says: "Showa Day is a Japanese annual holiday held on April 29. It honors the birthday of the Shōwa Emperor (Hirohito), the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito's reign.")

Anyway back to Niseko stuff. Lovely blue skies over the region this morning... it's another lovely spring morning. It got colder overnight and not expected to be quite as warm today, but sunny through the day. Similar forecast for tomorrow at the moment too; maybe a bit warmer than today.

The Hirafu Gondola is moving again today of course.

Someone asked again about official snow depth numbers. As I have explained before, these are the official numbers published by the resorts so they are the people to talk with! Currently Niseko Grand Hirafu says 20cm. In some places it's actually 0cm (as you can see from the webcam image below), and in some places it's more. Please remember to bring along that pinch of salt of course when reading these numbers and don't read into them too much!

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

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 230cm
Base - 20cm

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

Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 40cm

Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No4 pair

Niseko Village:
Top - 250cm
Base - 50cm

Niseko Gondola
Wonderland Chair

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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.
Niseko Village plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.

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Niseko Hanazono Resort is now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 29th April 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for details

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 29th April 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 29th April 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
29th April 0cm 0cm -
28th April 0cm 0cm -
27th April 0cm 0cm -
26th April - 0cm -
25th April 0cm 0cm -
24th April 0cm 0cm -
23rd April 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 5cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
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
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 29th April 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
-
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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