Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 29th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain / sleet higher
wind condition
N 6m/s - 15m/s (Hirafu)
Variable
This report
Friday 29th April 2016, 8:39am
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Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Wednesday 27th April 2016, 8:17am 0cm
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 8:25am 0cm
Monday 25th April 2016, 7:27am 0cm
Sunday 24th April 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 23rd April 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 4cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 990cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 29th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko and the first day of Golden Week.

It's not very golden though... more like cold, grey, wet and gusty.

Yes, it's raining and it's windy - and all of the lifts are waiting it out at both Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri, so basically there's no riding to be had this morning.

And I'm not sure many people would really want to anyway given the weather. Niseko Village was going to re-open today for sightseeing and transport over to Niseko Grand Hirafu but their Gondola is also on hold.

There is actually some wet snow (/sleet) falling at higher elevations, so I believe. Or perhaps some Epic Deep Powder if you listen to some other folk! ;)-

Hopefully tomorrow will be drier but we are expecting more sunshine from Sunday.

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'Golden Week' officially starts from today. (Hurray!)

* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)

Monday and Friday next week are 'normal weekdays'.

Thursday 5th May is scheduled to be the last day of the snow season here in Niseko.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Annupuri
All lifts on hold due to weather conditions.

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 29th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 250cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 230cm
Base - 10cm

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Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (* this lift now used to get to and from the open courses - you can no longer ride back to base)
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

The resort is 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. As part of that work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for this season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village plans to be open for Golden Week until Thursday 5th May. The Gondola can be used as a way of getting to Niseko Grand Hirafu and for sightseeing. None of the courses at Niseko Village are open.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 29th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts on hold this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 29th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm -
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 4cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 990cm 1144cm 1163cm
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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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
4cm
[990cm]
-
[990cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[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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