Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 25th November 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 25th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Just cloudy right now, light snow in places
wind condition
NW 1-8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Saturday 25th November 2017, 8:16am
25cm
Friday 24th November 2017, 8:25am 8cm
Thursday 23rd November 2017, 8:40am 0cm
Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 9:17am 0cm
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 8:56am 21cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 8:20am 29cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:58am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 135cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 135cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 135cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 25th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

And what a lovely morning it is. How do you like the sound of a good 25cm of fresh snowfall? I thought you'd like that.

We are certainly being treated this early season - it's quality snow too, not wet and heavy slush. And remember, this is down here at base and there will be more 'up there'. Talking about 'up there', I notice that Niseko Grand Hirafu are now reporting a snow depth of 185cm. Even so, they do not appear to be opening up any more lifts or courses though just yet.

More snow is due through today and tomorrow so it's not drying up just yet. Mostly cloudy at the moment with light snow falling in places; some small areas of sky on view in places as the clouds move around. Keep an eye on wind conditions though; there's a chance of some stronger gusty conditions over the weekend,

Today sees the Niseko Annupuri Kokusai resort area of Niseko open for the season. They have their Gondola as well as Jumbo Number 1 and 3 lifts operating this morning with the Utopia, Shirakaba, Paradise and Junior courses open. You can even ski back down to base it would seem, though they are warning about bushes and stones sticking up from the snow - so be careful with new gear if you take it out. (I wouldn't). Niseko Annupuri also have a new ski lift installed at the base area this season - more on that in a later report.

Those of you who have followed my reporting in recent years will know that while I do get very excited when it's justified, I don't go overboard and 'over-report'... but I am genuinely excited about this excellent start to the season here. Here's to it being the ongoing theme of the season!

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu

- Ace Number 3 Pair lift (8:40am until 3:30pm)
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift, for transport up to the open course (8:30am until 3:10pm)
- The Shirakaba and Center Course is open

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

- Annupuri Gondola (8:30am until 5:15pm)
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift (8:30am until 3:30pm)
- Jumbo Number 3 pair lift (8:45am until 3:15pm)
- Utopia, Shirakaba, Paradise and Junior Courses set to open.

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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 25th November 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 185cm
Base - 65cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Top - 120cm
Base - 60cm

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Forecast:
Niseko Grand Hirafu snow and weather forecast (updated multiple times daily)

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Remaining planned season opening dates:

Niseko Village:
Friday 1st December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

Niseko Hanazono:
Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Saturday 25th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri Kokusai are now both part open.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 25th November 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th November 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 25th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
25th November 25cm 25cm 18cm
24th November 8cm 6cm 8cm
23rd November 0cm 6cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm 0cm -
21st November 21cm 1cm -
20th November 29cm - -
19th November 17cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 100cm 44cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 135cm 88cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 135cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 135cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th November 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 - 135cm
[135cm]
- - - - - -
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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