Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Good morning from Niseko.

Much nicer conditions this morning. The sun is out and some lovely clear blue skies. Yotei is looking majestic this morning (although having said that I can't think of a time when Yotei doesn't!)

There's less of a wind today but still quite windy up on the mountain apparently. It is a bit colder up there as well early this morning but generally about the same temperature wise in the village early on but we can expect it to warm up more than yesterday with a forecast high of around 8 degrees.

At Hirafu it looks like the King #3 lift is moving but slower than usual and as of 9am the top King lift was on standby. Over at Annupuri the Gondola and Jumbo #1 and #3 lifts are moving with the top #4 on standby. Hopefully they will get moving as well soon. [10am update -- operating as normal now]

Other than perhaps a chance of rain late today/tonight, it still looks like the next few days until early next week is going to be more sun and clear conditions. And warm too.

Remember that for the weekend, the Hirafu Gondola will be open as well as the current lifts.


Current lift operations (updated 10am, 12th April 2012):

Grand Hirafu & Hanazono:
Ace Quad Lift No2
King Hooded Triple Lift #3
King Lift #4
The Hirafu Gondola is closed on weekdays but plans to be operating again on 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 30th April and also from 3rd May until 6th May.

Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1
Jumbo No3
Jumbo No4


Grand Hirafu and Annupuri both plan to be open until 6th May.
The Hanazono and Niseko Village areas are now closed.
Niseko Village plans to re-open for the Golden Week holiday period from Sunday 29th April until Sunday 6th May.


Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 155cm

Top - 430cm
Bottom - 160cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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