Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd May 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:51am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:51am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
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The weather is messing things up a bit on this first day of the second half of Golden Week. Strong winds, cloudy - and with rain forecast for later on and into tomorrow.

Because of the weather conditions, Niseko Village is closed today while the lifts at the other two resort areas are not running as normal at the time of writing.

Grand Hirafu have the Ace No3 lift moving this morning as well as the No2 quad lift. The other lifts including the Gondola are on standby as the resort waits for the winds to possibly calm down. The lack of snow on the lower areas of the resort now also mean that you can't ski or board right down to the base any more... you need to get the No2 quad or Gondola (when it's operating) back down.

Over at Annupuri the Jumbo No4 lift is on standby.

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Current lift operations (3rd May 2012 @ 9am):

Grand Hirafu:
Ace Quad Lift No2
Ace No3
King Hooded Triple Lift #3 [STANDBY]
King Lift #4 [STANDBY]
Hirafu Gondola [STANDBY]

Annupuri:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No4 pair [STANDBY]

Niseko Village:
Gondola [CLOSED]
Wonderland lift [CLOSED]

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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 - 225cm
Bottom - 10cm

Annupuri:
Top - 180cm
Bottom - 40cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:51am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Niseko Village plan to be open until 6th May. See main report for more details.

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