Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:12am on Thursday 7th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
NW 0 - N 1m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Varied/limited
This report
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:12am
5cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:31am 17cm
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 8:35am 7cm
Monday 4th December 2017, 8:32am 5cm
Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8:31am 16cm
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 8:30am 12cm
Friday 1st December 2017, 8:34am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 164cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 78cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 266cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Thursday 7th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

It is another very cold early December morning. -7C outside and I see Niseko Village are reporting a temperature of -11C on their upper area. Not much of a wind at all, so resorts should be open as normal.

I have 5cm of lovely fresh snowfall to add to my report this morning and it is currently coming down at quite a pace (8:10am), so expect some more in my report tomorrow too. The forecast seems to be indicating that snowfall should be easing off sometime during the day today and we might even see a day of no snow tomorrow. Objection!

I spent a good three hours at Hirafu yesterday and shared the lifts with some lovely folk from Brazil... they were understandably rather happy at their choice of 'early season' after worrying about it for the past ten months. Phew! Conditions were really nice and it is still not particularly busy. I have a few friends based in the Tokyo region though who have heard about the conditions and have decided to make an extra early season trip up here. I am pretty sure that they will not be the only ones thinking those thoughts.

Heavy snowfall looks due around Monday and into next week. What more can I say!

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I'm keeping an eye on early morning resort operation info and updated the data below each morning; this morning the only change I can see is that Konayuki course at Niseko Grand Hirafu is now open.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

The next avalanche report will be issued when gates are ready to be opened.

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Thursday 7th December 2017

What's planned to be open today in Niseko (subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Lifts operating:
- Ace Number 3 Pair lift
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift
- Ace Family quad lift
- King Number 3 quad lift
- Hirafu Gondola
- Holiday Number 1 pair lift
- Swinging Monkey

* All courses are open apart from Large, Miharashi and Dynamic. Konayuki now open.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts operating:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad lift
- Hanazono Number 2 quad lift
- Hanazono Number 3 quad lift

* All lifts are operating

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
- Dream Number 1 quad lift

* Top of Gondola to base is skiable. And, indeed, snowboard-able (!?) too.

Niseko Village

Lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Banzai Chair
- Community Chair

* Utopia, Shirakaba, Silver, Paradise, Family, Dynamic and Junior courses are open.

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Official resort snow depths on Thursday 7th December 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 210cm
Base - 85cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Top - 140cm
Base - 70cm

Niseko Village
Top - 135cm
Base - 70cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing schedule:
Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 18th March 2018

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Thursday 7th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of the mountain are open though not quite fully just yet

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 7th December 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 7th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
7th December 5cm 4cm 15cm
6th December 17cm 6cm 18cm
5th December 7cm 0cm 14cm
4th December 5cm 0cm 5cm
3rd December 16cm 3cm 0cm
2nd December 12cm 4cm 0cm
1st December 16cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 17cm 66cm
Previous 14 days total 164cm 70cm 127cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 78cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total - 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 266cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th December 2017
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
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
78cm
[266cm]
- - - - -
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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