Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:02pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012
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Moderate snow, low cloud cover
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8 m/s (base); 15 m/s (top)
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Archive report: Posted at 12:02pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Current conditions are cloudy with snowfall that has progressed in heaviness as the morning turns into afternoon. As much of mainland Japan is on high wind alert today and tonight we can expect to see some lift closures over the next day or two if and when the winds reach Hokkaido and indeed from early this morning a number of lifts have been on standby.

So some snowfall for the past couple of days, and it is forecast through to the weekend - turning into a quite respectable end of season flurry. There is a decent chance of us seeing some rain especially in town later on today though, so go to be prepared for that...

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Below is the latest information from the resort areas in Niseko regarding planned lift operation plans:

Grand Hirafu & Hanazono:
The following lifts remain open, with the planned closing dates for each also shown:

A Ace Family Pair Lift - until 8th April
C Ace Quad Lift No2 - until 6th May
F Hirafu Gondola - until 8th April
I King Hooded Triple Lift #3 - until 6th May
J King Lift #4 - until 6th May
K Swinging Monkey Pair Lift - until 9th April
N Hanazono Hooded Quad Lift #1 - until 9th April
O Hanazono Quad Lift #2 - until 9th April
P Hanazono Hooded Quad Lift #3 - until 9th April

Niseko Village:
Niseko Village plans to be open every day until Sunday 8th April with the following lifts operating - Gondola, Banzai, Wonderland and Community. Niseko Village also plans to be open again for the Golden Week holiday period from Sunday 29th April until Sunday 6th May.

Annupuri:
Lifts at Annupuri plan to be open until 6th May.

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Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 410cm
Bottom - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 440cm
Bottom - 190cm

Annupuri:
Top - 470cm
Bottom - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 12:02pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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Please see report.

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