Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:47am on Friday 18th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and...
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow, getting heavier
wind condition
Moderate to strong wind
visibility condition
Good now, may worsen
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Friday 18th December 2020, 11:47am
9cm
Thursday 17th December 2020, 9:14am 8cm
Wednesday 16th December 2020, 9:50am 6cm
Tuesday 15th December 2020, 9:49am 12cm
Monday 14th December 2020, 9:35am 10cm
Sunday 13th December 2020, 8:12am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2020, 8:37am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 150cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 199cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:47am on Friday 18th December 2020
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Another snowy morning in Kiroro with 9cm fresh recorded at the station and snow falling as I type. It is particularly cold still, with temperatures hovering around -10 and winds are moderate with strong gusts adding that extra chill. The base is great for this time of year and a lot of the side and backcountry terrain for which Kiroro is famous for is filling in and becoming more accessible.

Forecasts suggest snowfall to get heavier throughout the course of the day, and with that visibility will become less clear as the day progresses.

Night skiing is operating until 7pm on the Center Express and Family chairs for those looking for some evening laps to kick start the weekend.

On the topic of weekends, I expect more of the same in tomorrow’s report and Sunday’s report – simple, consistent heavy snowfall. The storm should ease early next week.

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Official snow depth data (as reported by the ski area):

Peak: 110cm
Base: 60cm



Archive report: Posted at 11:47am on Friday 18th December 2020
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

Kiroro Now ski lift operation notes:

Family, Yoichi 1 Express, Yoichi 2 Pair, Kiroro Gondola, Gateway Express, Center Express

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