Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 7th April 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 7th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Grey and cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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Tuesday 7th April 2020, 8:30am
1cm
Monday 6th April 2020, 8:26am 5cm
Sunday 5th April 2020, 8:29am 0cm
Saturday 4th April 2020, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 3rd April 2020, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 2nd April 2020, 8:33am 0cm
Wednesday 1st April 2020, 8:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 6cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 724cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 7th April 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Another light sprinkling of snow down at base and hopefully more higher up on the mountain (and I note that Annupuri seem to be saying 5cm and Hirafu are saying 10cm*). That should be nice. I can just about justify the 1cm today at my point, though note that it's nothing more than a dusting in places.

It's feeling kind of mild this morning and we are expecting a cloudy day. And cloudy it is. Cloud with the chance of a bit of sun tomorrow with slightly milder temperatures is what the forecast is currently saying.

There aren't going to be many more chances of snow this season, but perhaps some more snow around Thursday?

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*

I always find it really curious why many Japanese ski areas appear to report snowfall in units of 5cm (0cm, 5cm, 10cm, 15cm, 20cm, etc).

Of course, if 5cm of snow has fallen then the number should be 5cm.

But if 3cm of snow has fallen, does that somehow get rounded up to become 5cm? Does 2cm get rounded down to 0cm, or even rounded up to 5cm?

Perhaps I am imagining it, though I don't think so.

(Is this just a Japan thing? I only know Japan so can't compare.)

Or, perhaps Japanese snow is just 'unique' and does indeed fall in units of 5cm! ;)

I digress...

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Planned ski resort operation information: Tuesday 7th April 2020
Subject to change and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu

- The King-Ace connecting course, Onsenzawa and Miharashi courses are now closed
- Other courses remain open (not updated today)

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 50cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Ace Number 2 quad center four
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 160cm
- Base: 40cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 4 pair

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 170cm
- Base: 40cm

The following lifts are scheduled to be operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

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- The Niseko HANAZONO area is now closed for the season.
- Night time floodlit operations have closed for the season.

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Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 7th April 2020
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2017/2018
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7th April 1cm 0cm 1cm
6th April 5cm 2cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 3cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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2019/2020 season - 85cm
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207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
6cm
[724cm]
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[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
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6cm
[951cm]
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[188cm]
406cm
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305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
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[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
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[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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