Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th December 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 6th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing at the moment
wind condition
0 - NW 5m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
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
Thursday 30th November 2017, 8:29am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 159cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 73cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 261cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 6th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my base here in Hirafu.

I went outside earlier on to measure the snow for the morning... and very quickly came back in! Very cold. Good job I had already had my toast.

I couldn't help smile though when I measured 17cm of fresh snowfall. Thank you very much, Nature.

So yes, the good news from Niseko continues, with that new 17cm bringing my observations for December up to 73cm. And it's good quality snow too.

And of course please remember that is at base. (I do not live at the top of the mountain). So you can expect a fair bit more than that on the slopes.

It's fair to say that conditions today should be excellent. It's not snowing just now and there is even a little blue sky to see in places. It's generally just cloudy though with a chance of more snow during the day. I am going to now go and check them for myself.

As I prepare to post the report it looks like the Annupuri Gondola is on hold as well as the Ace Number 3 lift at Hirafu. Not sure why, and hopefully just temporary.

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The mountain is not yet fully open just yet - I'm keeping my accusatory eye particularly on you, top lifts at Hirafu, Village and Annupuri; and gates of course - but with continued fresh snow coming in and more on the forecast I don't think we should be far off.

The official list of runs at Hirafu shows that only Large, Konayuki, Miharashi, Dynamic course areas still need to open. Really good show for early December.

Hurray, all round!

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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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Wednesday 6th 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, Konayuki, Miharashi and Dynamic.

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 Wednesday 6th 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 8:31am on Wednesday 6th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All four main resort areas are open. See above for more details.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 6th December 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 6th 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 Wednesday 6th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
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
30th November 5cm 10cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 23cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 159cm 72cm 112cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 73cm 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 261cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th 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]
73cm
[261cm]
- - - - -
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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