Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 23rd April 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Light rain, cloud, wind
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
6 m/s (base); 15 m/s (top)
Fair lower, poor upper
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Archive report: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 23rd April 2012
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Well, this morning I bring news of... light rain. So not the best of mornings with grey clouds and rain falling - poor visibility as well up on the fog/cloud covered mountains. Add some wind into the mix and I don't think we can expect many people to be out there today.

Pretty much that is what is forecast for the day, with things clearing up tomorrow. Wednesday is still looking like it will be a sunny and very warm day.

At Grand Hirafu, the #3 and #4 lifts have been on standby due to the weather conditions, so only the Ace #2 moving early on. At Annupuri, the Jumbo #4 lift is on hold as well.

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Current lift operations (23rd April 2012 @ 9am):

Grand Hirafu:
Ace Quad Lift No2
King Hooded Triple Lift #3 [ON HOLD DUE TO WIND & FOG]
King Lift #4 [ON HOLD DUE TO WIND & FOG]
The Hirafu Gondola will operate on 28th, 29th, 30th April, and also from 3rd May until 6th May.

Annupuri:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No3 pair
Jumbo No4 pair [ON HOLD DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY]

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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.

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Official snow depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 325cm
Bottom - 85cm

Annupuri:
Top - 320cm
Bottom - 100cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:39am on Monday 23rd April 2012
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