Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 3rd April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog up top
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
RAIN
wind condition
S 3-5m/s (Hirafu)
Limited up top. But it's not very nice.
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Sunday 3rd April 2016, 8:38am
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 13cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 3rd April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Actually, it's not a very good morning at all. It's raining, and quite heavily just at the moment as I write this. Yuck.

I am hearing some people saying it might be (very wet) sleet up top, but honestly I'm really not sure I'd want to venture up there this morning! Right now strong winds and poor visibility are preventing the top lifts from opening.

As today is the last day of the season for Hanazono and Niseko Village (well, until they plan to reopen for Golden Week), it would be a shame if we didn't get most of the day in over in those areas.

Lasuto chansu!

The good news is that hopefully it will soon be easing off to leave us with a mostly cloudy day, with a high temperature of around 9 degrees here at base.

There should be a fair bit of sun from tomorrow.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts as well as the King Number 3, Ace Number 3 and Swinging Monkey lifts are on hold at the start of the day due to poor visibility.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Hanazono lifts haven't yet opened at time of writing...

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland lift is on hold at the start of the day.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds and poor visibility.

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 3rd April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 335cm
Base - 90cm

Niseko Village
Top - 330cm
Base - 105cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 340cm
Base - 100cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations from Monday 4th April:

Ace Family Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (8:30am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 3 Pair (8:40am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 4 Pair (8:50am-4:30pm)
Holiday Number 1 Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April

Niseko Grand Hirafu are also going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. The Hirafu Gondola as well as the King Number 3 and 4 lifts will all finish for the season this coming Sunday, as well as the Hanazono area. All being well though, the Niseko Grand Hirafu area should be open until 5th May.

Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April, and then from 29th April until 5th May. Morino Chair currently rested.

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Sunday 3rd April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

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61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
0cm
[986cm]
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[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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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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