Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 6th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 6th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
2-7m/s (Hirafu)
Fair to limited
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This report
Sunday 6th December 2015, 9:10am
18cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 8:31am 14cm
Friday 4th December 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:13am 0cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:10am 14cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 7:55am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 51cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 6th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you from the Niseko area where I have another 18cm of snow to report since yesterday morning. Snow was falling for pretty much the whole day yesterday and has continuing overnight. It's cold and the snow looks and feels very nice... and I have no doubt it feels pretty good if you're sliding down a slope on it too this morning.

A friend just gave me a call from the mountain and he's getting very excited about '30cm of fresh powder' up there. That sounds good to me.

So more snow expected today before probably easing off tomorrow. After that, we're due for a run of days of clearer skies according to the forecast so hopefully it just won't warm up so conditions keep us through that.

This morning the Niseko Gondola at the Niseko Village resort is moving and there is more of Niseko Grand Hirafu open as well. I have updated the resort-specific information below so do take a look at that. (Once every area is open I won't be listing them all - rather noting any exceptions to what is open).

Note that there is not yet a skiable connection between Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri - use the shuttle bus to get between them if needed.

Until tomorrow morning!

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Lifts planned to be running:
- Ace Family Pair
- Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four
- Ace Number 3
- Hirafu Gondola (for transport)
- King Number 3 triple
- Swinging Monkey
- Hanazono Number 1 quad (for transport)
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad
Courses planned to be open:
- Family Course
- Alpen Course
- Beginners access
- Center Course
- Shirakaba Course
- Green Course
- Jumbo Course
- Kokutai Course
- Parallel Course
- Silver Dream (upper part)
- Yotei Sunset (ungroomed)

Niseko Village
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair
Courses planned to be open:
- Dabesa Course
- Junkyard
- Banzai Course
- Next Stage
- Final Fling
- Shaky Knees

Niseko Annupuri
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair
Courses planned to be open:
- Utopia
- Shirakaba
- Paradise
- Junior
- Family

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'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December 2015

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 145cm
Base - 60cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 70cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 50cm
Base - 30cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 6th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

A bit more of the mountain opening from today - details in the main report

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 6th December 2015
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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 6th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
6th December 18cm 30cm 0cm
5th December 14cm 10cm 0cm
4th December 5cm 15cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 5cm 1cm
2nd December 0cm 1cm 5cm
1st December 14cm 0cm 5cm
30th November 20cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 71cm 61cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 61cm 74cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 115cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
51cm
[115cm]
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[115cm]
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[115cm]
-
[115cm]
-
[115cm]
-
[115cm]
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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