Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 27th November 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 27th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's still snowing
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
To W 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Snowing, but fair
This report
Monday 27th November 2017, 8:30am
21cm
Sunday 26th November 2017, 8:31am 27cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 102cm
Last 14 reports (total): 183cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 183cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 183cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 27th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello everyone on this Happy Monday, with four more days left in November.

I'm very happy to report that the fantastic start to our season here in Niseko is continuing in style.

I have measured another 21cm of fresh snowfall to add to the report, bringing us up to a whopping 183cm new for the month so far.

And it is still snowing, though the forecast says we can expect it to stop and perhaps see sunshine later. We are still due to see that spike in temperatures tomorrow but it won't last long with snowfall due once again before the end of Wednesday.

Yesterday I heard some locals moaning about 'too much snow'. As I'm sure you'll agree, that really is just silly. They were suitably scoffed at for such silliness. :) I can't imagine ever thinking there's too much snow, just getting overly-excited about it; and perhaps somewhat tired shovelling it.

I have also been asked - is Niseko was busy yet? The simple answer is... no. I would imagine that those who are here right now are feeling very pleased with themselves. And a fair few of the folk out there sliding are likely people who are here to work for the season, rather than visitors. It may suddenly feel like mid-season, but in some ways things are still in gearing up. We're back to that 'can't believe it's still November' line of comments.

You may have noticed the new 'SnowJapan News' section on the site and there's a bit of news from Niseko there too - namely, the new quad lift that is going to be opening at Niseko Annupuri this season. Anyway, you can find that here:

SnowJapan News

If you are a lucky one, enjoy yourself. I'm off for a few hours skiing now. See you tomorrow!

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Lifts operating:
- 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)

Courses open:
- Shirakaba
- Center Course
- Green
- Detour for beginners
- Kokutai
- Dai-ni-no-kabe
- Kogen
- Alpen
- Super (upper)
- Furiko

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts operating:
- 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)

Courses open:
- Utopia
- Shirakaba
- Paradise
- Junior

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Official resort snow depths as of Monday 27th November 2017:

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

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Top - ?cm
Base - 70cm

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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 8:30am on Monday 27th 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 both part open. We can surely expect more courses/lifts opening soon.

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(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 27th November 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th November 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 Monday 27th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th November 21cm 0cm 0cm
26th November 27cm 3cm 0cm
25th November 25cm 25cm 18cm
24th November 8cm 6cm 8cm
23rd November 0cm 6cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm 0cm -
21st November 21cm 1cm -
Previous 7 days total 102cm 41cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 183cm 77cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 183cm 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 183cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th 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 - 183cm
[183cm]
- - - - - -
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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