Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 30th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some blue sky
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
N 4m/s - NW 8m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Saturday 30th April 2016, 8:16am
2cm
Friday 29th April 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:02am 0cm
Wednesday 27th April 2016, 8:17am 0cm
Tuesday 26th April 2016, 8:25am 0cm
Monday 25th April 2016, 7:27am 0cm
Sunday 24th April 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 6cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 992cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 30th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from Niseko and guess what... there's a bit of snow on the top of my car this morning.

Hurray!

Just a thin layer but there's enough to add a little to the season snowfall tally which ends April - and very probably the season - on 992cm.

Niseko Grand Hirafu have actually added 5cm to their upper area snow depth this morning so you know where to head.

There is quite a lot of cloud still hanging around but a bit of blue sky as well. It's chilly too, so don't go out without an extra layer this morning. Tomorrow will very probably be warmer and then Monday and Tuesday warmer still - though it still won't be getting much over 15 degrees here at base.

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It's....'Golden Week'.

* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)

Monday and Friday next week are 'normal weekdays'.

Thursday 5th May is scheduled to be the last day of the official snow season here in Niseko.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Looks like lifts might be delayed opening. Official reason - de-icing!

Niseko Annupuri
The Gondola and Jumbo Number 4 look set to start the day on hold. Looks like strong winds up there.

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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 30th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 255cm
Base - 0cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 230cm
Base - 10cm

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Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (* this lift now used to get to and from the open courses - you can no longer ride back to base)
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

The resort is 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. As part of that work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for this season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Courses open - Large, Center, Shirakaba (Spring Park)

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village plans to be open for Golden Week until Thursday 5th May. The Gondola can be used as a way of getting to Niseko Grand Hirafu and for sightseeing. None of the courses at Niseko Village are open.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 30th April 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for details of where remains open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th April 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 30th April 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th April 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 30th April 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th April 2cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm -
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 6cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 992cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th April 2016
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
-
[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]
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