Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th April 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 4th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast, some blue sky
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - W 4m/s (Hirafu)
Good
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Monday 4th April 2016, 8:30am
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Sunday 3rd April 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Saturday 2nd April 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 1st April 2016, 7:49am 0cm
Thursday 31st March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 29th March 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 4th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and what we can probably call 'the last part of the season', though if they have their way there might be a full month left to go.

The Niseko Hanazono and Niseko Village resort areas are now closed - though the latter plans to re-open just for Golden Week, details below - so we are left with just the Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri resorts remaining open now. Both are still offering top to bottom open courses.

Happily the rain of yesterday is now a memory and while there is still a lot of cloud around this morning, there is some blue sky and clearer conditions are expected and a high of around 8C here at base later on.

More sun is due through the coming week. And is that the chance of some fresh snow due as we enter next weekend? Yes, please!

(Please note that while I will be writing my report tomorrow at the normal time, it may not appear until late in the day due to some technical maintenance work being done. Apologies!)

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Annupuri
Both resorts opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Monday 4th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 335cm
Base - 90cm


Niseko Annupuri
Top - 340cm
Base - 90cm

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Family Pair - until 10th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair
Holiday Number 1 Pair - until 10th April

The resort is going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season - as part of this work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for the 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 is currently closed but plans to be open again for Golden Week from Friday 29th April until Thursday 5th May.

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 8:30am on Monday 4th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open (both still top to bottom)

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 4th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 27cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
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 0cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 986cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th April 2016
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]
0cm
[986cm]
-
[986cm]
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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