Kiroro Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 24th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate winds easing
visibility condition
Poor will vary
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Thursday 24th December 2020, 8:22am
6cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 9:38am 6cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2020, 9:20am 6cm
Monday 21st December 2020, 8:55am 11cm
Sunday 20th December 2020, 8:08am 18cm
Saturday 19th December 2020, 8:00am 31cm
Friday 18th December 2020, 11:47am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 129cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 228cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 277cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 24th December 2020
The latest Kiroro Now report can be found here

10 days on, 2 days off… and it’s back on again here in Kiroro. I’m talking about heavy snow, and that’s a pattern I’d be very happy to see remain for the rest of this winter. As I type, the skies have opened again and snow is falling. While they may look a little disinterested in the photo below (that’s just them!), Kiroro’s mascot dogs Hoku and Sugar are just as excited as I am!

6cm of fresh snow on the measure this morning but it’s bedding in now so I should see plenty accumulate throughout the day. Temperatures are comfortable, ranging between +1 and -5. Visibility may present some challenges today, so pack the low light lenses. Wind is moderate.

Looking at the long range forecast, there isn’t a snow-free-day in sight for at least a week. So it’s happy days for Kiroro locals and those domestic tourists visiting for Christmas and New Year. With some luck, this new storm should see the Nagamine side of Kiroro receive enough snow for the resort to consider opening the Nagamine 2 chair early and therefore allowing access to Nagamine A&B courses and the side-country in that area. Typically these areas open in mid January, but with the strong early season snowfall, perhaps they’ll open earlier this season. Stay tuned and I’ll bring you this information as soon as it comes to hand!

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Official data (as reported by the ski area):

Peak: 130cm snow depth
Base: 80cm snow depth

6 of 10 lifts open
18 of 24 courses open

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 24th 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, Nagamine 1

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2019/2020
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20th December 18cm - -
19th December 31cm - -
18th December 9cm - -
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Previous 14 days total 129cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 49cm - -
December observed snowfall total 228cm - -
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