Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:57am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 11:57am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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As with the summer typhoons that are often preceded and followed by calm weather, Niseko woke this morning to a glorious blue sky with slight snow falling early morning. There is still a bit of a wind out there in places and while nothing like the previous days, some lifts have been moving slower than normal this morning.

After yesterday where most of the lifts were shut it was a welcome sight to see much of the resort back to normal and the Hirafu Gondola up and running. Temperatures remain low but those winds have generally died down giving some very pleasant spring conditions.

Snow is still on the forecast up until Saturday - probably the last 'busy' weekend of the season, and I highly recommend you get out there and enjoy it!


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

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.

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


Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 410cm
Bottom - 170cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 440cm
Bottom - 190cm

Top - 460cm
Bottom - 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:57am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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