Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 8th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times; not just now
wind condition
0 - N 2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Friday 8th December 2017, 8:32am
2cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:12am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 158cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 80cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 268cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I have just a little bit of fresh snow to add to the reports this morning, 2cm in fact. Actually I measured 1.9mm, but I'll round it up. My crazy off-the-scale over-reporting instincts have taken over!

It has been snowing lightly this morning though not as I am writing this and perhaps today will just be mostly cloudy and calm. Still, regular snowfall is what is up there on the forecasts so it looks like we can expect a steady supply of fresh snow; heavier once we get into next week.

Expect more folk to turn up and things start to get busier this weekend.

Hopefully more lifts and courses will be available too. Is that Miharashi open at Niseko Grand Hirafu now I see? I believe it is. And it looks like Niseko Village might be getting their Upper Village Gondola and Village Express lifts prepared...

Until tomorrow - the first day for nighta. (I just realise that sounds a bit odd).

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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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Friday 8th 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 and Dynamic. Konayuki and Miharashi now open.

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

* Utopia, Shirakaba, Silver, Paradise, Family, Dynamic and Junior courses are open.

Niseko Village

Lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Banzai Chair
- Community Chair
- Upper Village Gondola (from today? * unconfirmed)
- Village Express (from today? * unconfirmed)

* Top of Gondola to base is skiable.

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Official resort snow depths on Friday 8th December 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 200cm
Base - 80cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Top - 140cm
Base - 70cm

Niseko Village
Top - 135cm
Base - 80cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing schedule:
From tomorrow until Sunday 18th March 2018

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas are open.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 8th 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 Friday 8th 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 Friday 8th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th December 2cm 10cm 7cm
7th December 5cm 4cm 15cm
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
Previous 7 days total 64cm 27cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 158cm 74cm 126cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 80cm 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 268cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th 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]
80cm
[268cm]
- - - - -
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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