Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SSW 3m/s - SE 13m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 8:33am
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Tuesday 29th March 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 8:35am 1cm
Friday 25th March 2016, 8:31am 4cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 7:41am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 109cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

There's more cloud around this morning and there's a good chance that rain will be falling by lunchtime today. Let's hope that it doesn't linger too long and moves on quickly. We are expecting a high of around 8 degrees here at base later on.

It's a bit windy this morning and that wind is set to disrupt planned lift operations at the start of the day at least - info as of 8:30am below.

Tomorrow and Friday at least we should be back to sunny skies. Is that some snow on the forecast for the mountain on Sunday (though rain at base)?

Here's some information from Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area and what they plan to have open from Monday 4th April:

Ace Family Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (8:30am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 3 Pair (8:40am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 4 Pair (8:50am-4:30pm)
Holiday Number 1 Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April

As I previously mentioned they are also going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. The Hirafu Gondola as well as the King Number 3 and 4 lifts will all finish for the season this coming Sunday, as well as the Hanazono area. All being well though, the Hirafu area should be open until 5th May.

Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April, and then from 29th April until 5th May. Morino Chair currently rested.
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts along with the Ace Number 3, King Number 3 and Swinging Monkey lifts are on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds up there.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
The top Hanazono Number 3 quad lift is on hold at the start of the day due to wind conditions.

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day due to wind conditions. Gondola operating at reduced speed.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day due to wind conditions. Gondola operating at reduced speed.

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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 30th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 340cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 350cm
Base - 120cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Thursday 5th May. King Number 1 lift currently rested.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open until Sunday 3rd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April, and then from 29th April until 5th May. Morino Chair currently rested.
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May.

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Night time floodlit skiing ('nighta') has now finished for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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*as of Wednesday 30th March 2016
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29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 4cm 20cm 0cm
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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 - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 986cm 1144cm 1163cm
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61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
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[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
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196cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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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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