Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 18th April 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 18th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Clear skies
wind condition
SW 2m/s - W 4m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Saturday 18th April 2015, 8:40am
0cm
Friday 17th April 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 16th April 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Wednesday 15th April 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Tuesday 14th April 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 13th April 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 12th April 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 3cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1144cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 18th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good chance of sun tomorrow, I said yesterday... and sun it is.

Much nicer than yesterday which was pretty miserable weather wise. The sun is out, the skies are clear and it'll be nice and (fairly) warm, a high of 12C forecast for Kutchan in the middle of the day. No doubt there'll be more people out and about today.

The forecasts point to things getting colder tonight and tomorrow morning with the chance of some rain/snow and generally a colder day than today.

The Hirafu Gondola makes it's weekend star turn today and tomorrow.

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I plan to post daily updates to Niseko Now right through until the end of the season.

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Planned resort operations for the rest of the season - wind and snow conditions aside may mean changes on any given day, but these are the plans!

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
- Ace Quad Number 2 Center four - until May 6
- King Triple Lift Number 3 - until May 6
- King Number 4 - until May 6
- Hirafu Gondola (** ONLY ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS) - until May 6
- Spring Park plans to be open until May 6

Niseko Annupuri:
- Annupuri Gondola - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - until May 6
- Jumbo Number 4 pair - until May 6

Niseko Village:
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to re-open for the Golden Week holidays - from April 29th until May 6th

Niseko Hanazono:
Niseko Hanazono is now closed for the season

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 345cm
Base - 15cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 285cm
Base - 60cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 18th April 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain part open - see main report for more info

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 18th April 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 18th April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 13cm 20cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total 3cm 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1144cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 18th April 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
-
[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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