Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 29th November 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NW 0 - 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 29th November 2017, 8:26am
0cm
Tuesday 28th November 2017, 8:15am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 183cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 183cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 183cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from my base here in Hirafu.

Well, hmmm, it's still November so we can't complain too much about rain. Get it out of the way, good for the snow base and all that. It woke me up overnight coming down quite hard for a while. And it does seem to have washed away some of the snow - and I notice that the top official snow depth at Niseko Grand Hirafu has gone down from 200cm yesterday to 160cm today, which seems a rather large chunk!

But anyway, the mild and wet period seems destined to be a short one with things getting much colder during the day today and over the coming days. The forecast is still looking very exciting actually with consistent snowfall lined up into the weekend. I should be able to report regular (cm of fresh snowfall) numbers from tomorrow.

Hurray!

A correction: sorry, I made a mistake regarding the lifts operating status at Niseko Annupuri - they are resting the Number 3 pair lift for a few days until Friday... that should be back moving from Saturday.

Niseko Village joins the part from Friday and they plan to have their Gondola, Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts operating.

And then Niseko HANAZONO will be open from Saturday.

With the fresh snow coming we could very well be 'full open' quite soon!

It looks like it is going to be a fine end to a bumper November and start to December. I look forward to comparing the numbers early in the month. And of course, for those of you who are just joining us, if you click on the 'Snowfall Analysis' tab at the top of the page, you'll be able to keep an eye on the numbers and statistics at any time - it's all updated with each report I post.

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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 (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)

Courses open:
- Utopia
- Shirakaba
- Paradise
- Junior

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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 29th November 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 160cm
Base - 50cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Top - ?cm
Base - 50cm

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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 8:26am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 29th 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 Wednesday 29th 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 Wednesday 29th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
29th November 0cm 9cm 15cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 81cm 49cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 183cm 82cm 44cm
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 Wednesday 29th 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]
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