Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th November 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Thursday 30th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds ahoy!
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow falling
wind condition
N 4m/s - W 6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Varied to poor
This report
Thursday 30th November 2017, 8:29am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 179cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 188cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 188cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Thursday 30th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

It's noticeably colder this morning with my thermometer outside telling me it's -7C. Nothing a good warm jacket, layers and mask can't fix - watch out for wind-chill today.

There is slightly over 5cm of fresh snow on the ground here at my base station this morning. That takes my November total snowfall measurements up to 188cm. I'll take a look back over November in a report over the next few days and will try to keep that monthly recap going each month over the season.

As I put this report together light snow is falling and it's generally rather cloudy with probably limited visibility out on the slopes.

The forecast is looking good for regular snowfall through into next week too so we should be on for a very fine start to December. Niseko Village of course plans to open from tomorrow and then Hanazono on Saturday. I would expect (and hope) that more of Grand Hirafu and Annupuri might be able to open up too.

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Thursday 30th November 2017

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 depthsThursday 30th November 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 170cm
Base - 55cm

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 8:29am on Thursday 30th November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are both open - with the other two resorts on the mountain opening over the next few days.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 30th 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 Thursday 30th 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 Thursday 30th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
30th November 5cm 10cm 20cm
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
Previous 7 days total 86cm 53cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 179cm 84cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 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 188cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th 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 - 188cm
[188cm]
- - - - - -
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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