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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, even a bit of sun right now
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now, but due
wind condition
Moderate wind
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Tuesday 1st December 2020, 9:14am
15cm
Monday 30th November 2020, 7:44am 8cm
Saturday 28th November 2020, 9:22am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2020, 9:03am 0cm
Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:54am 5cm
Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:30am 1cm
Friday 20th November 2020, 10:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 15cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 77cm

Good morning.

Big massive dumps!

Well, not exactly massive, but I just wanted to use that phrase. :)

(I might dig it up again in the future when it's actually appropriate).

There wasn't much snow yesterday during the daytime, but it started snowing again in the evening and this morning I have 15cm of fresh snowfall to add to my reports. It is clearly colder this morning and while it was mostly cloudy while I have been putting this report together, the sun is actually breaking through at the moment and some blue sky too. That will likely be temporary as we are due more snow.

Today was the original planned opening for the Niseko Village area and then of course the official planned opening dates for Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Hanazono follow on Saturday the 5th.

With regular snow on the forecast through Thursday, perhaps they will all get to open up on Saturday?

I will be here to tell you the latest.

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Going back to the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics 'ski area' story that I mentioned yesterday. From what I understand, both from my previous understanding and on reading this new article, the general public were never allowed on this ski area. Which seems a bit mean, almost cruel. No doubt there were reasons. I wonder how many people actually ended up being able to ski it. It would be on my 'if I had a time machine' place list though. It's a beautiful region by the way. I hear that upcoming on that site is the story of another ski area in Japan that the public never got to ski on. If you missed the story yesterday, you can find it here:

1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics Courses (Mt Eniwa)

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Planned opening dates:

Niseko Annupuri: Opening as soon as there is enough snow
Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday 5th December 2020
Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 5th December 2020
Niseko Village: Opening as soon as there is enough snow

Night skiing operations are planned from 19th December 2020 until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing at HANAZONO area.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts will be moving as soon as possible - hopefully soon

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 1st December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st December 15cm 0cm 20cm
30th November 8cm 19cm 15cm
28th November 0cm 1cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 3cm 0cm
24th November 5cm 0cm 19cm
23rd November 1cm 0cm 25cm
20th November 0cm 18cm -
Previous 7 days total 29cm 33cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 61cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 15cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total - 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total - 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 77cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
15cm
[77cm]
-
[77cm]
-
[77cm]
-
[77cm]
-
[77cm]
-
[77cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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]
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