Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th April 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 20th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear blue skies, some white cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 20th April 2019, 8:27am
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Friday 19th April 2019, 8:19am 0cm
Thursday 18th April 2019, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 17th April 2019, 8:51am 0cm
Tuesday 16th April 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Monday 15th April 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 14th April 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 5cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 950cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 20th April 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Blue skies and sunshine yesterday with just a few cute fluffy clouds around and, yes, more sun and blue skies this morning too. And a few cute fluffy clouds around our mountain - totally clear over towards Mr Yotei.

The Hirafu Gondola is operating again for the weekend.

There are some increasingly large bare patches of ground visible on the lower areas of the mountain now. While it is always a complicated feeling seeing that happen, it is of course expected in the second half of April. Still, we're doing really well this year with most of the two operating resort areas still remaining open - you can still ride back down to base.

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Just over two more weeks to go now. I think that means I have just 16 more daily reports to write before my annual post-season 'Toast Festival' feast and long summer hibernation. Let me just take this opportunity to say another quick 'thank you' to the people who have been sending in comments and words of encouragement.

Saigo no saigo made, gambarimasu!

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Ski resort operation information: Saturday 20th April 2019
Planned resort operations - subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 250cm
- Base: 25cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Hirafu quad [8:30am - 4:30pm] * weekends only
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad [8:30am - 4:30pm]
- King Number 3 quad [8:40am - 4:30pm]
- King Number 4 [8:50am - 4:30pm]

Planned available courses:
- Sennoki*
- Alpen*
- Path to King*
- Super (lower area closed)
- Detour for beginners
- Green*
- Furiko*
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Large
- Kogen*
- Boyo*
- Ni-kabe*
- Kokutai*
- Konayuki*
- Holiday*
- Rinkan
- Jumbo
- Dynamic

- The Family, Onsenzawa and Miharashi courses are closed

[courses marked * are assigned as 'for experts only' by the resort]

* You can still ride back down to base (recommended for experienced riders only)
* You can also ride the Gondola or Ace Number 2 Center Four quad back to base

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 220cm
- Base: 40cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 4 pair

Planned available courses:
- Champion
- Utopia
- Panorama
- Silver
- Shirakaba
- S-ji
- Paradise
- Family
- Junior
- Dynamic

* You can still ride back down to base

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Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas are now closed for the 2018-2019 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Saturday 20th April 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

The Hirafu Gondola is again operating for the weekend. More details above.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th April 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 20th April 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 20th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 13cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 45cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total 5cm 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 950cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th April 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
5cm
[950cm]
-
[950cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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