Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 12th December 2019
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
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Last 7 reports (total): 54cm
Last 14 reports (total): 129cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 100cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 185cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 12th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

It's not good news this morning.

We have been enduring some rather annoying rain and this morning conditions are forcing some changes to ski lift operations (as well as nerves and hurt feelings).

Niseko Grand Hirafu have reported that due to the rain yesterday the lower areas are now closed, leaving them with just Shirakaba and Center courses open. The Ace Number 2 Center quad and Ace Number 3 lifts are on hold. The Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri gondolas - as well as the upper Jumbo Number 4 lift (at Annupuri) - are also on hold due to the conditions this morning. The Jumbo Number 1 quad lift will be opening about an hour late as they scramble to work with the snow conditions.

Not great.

Hmmmmm... I note that many other regions of Japan have had a few days of rather warm conditions and there seems to be a general lack of snow. That makes me sad, as I'm sure it does you too. It's not like we can do much about it though...

OK, so trying to pick myself up a little, we should be seeing snowfall in time for my report tomorrow. It is trying now and hopefully will be trying harder in the coming hours.

I'll see you tomorrow, hopefully with improved conditions.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 12th December 2019
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
Subject to change!

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 110cm
- Base: 30cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center quad - ON HOLD
- Ace Number 3 pair - ON HOLD
- Hirafu Gondola
- Holiday Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey

Courses available:
- Shirakaba
- Center

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 60cm
- Base: 15cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 40cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola - ON HOLD
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad - ON HOLD
- Jumbo Number 3 pair - ON HOLD

Courses available (*when planned lifts operating) :
- Utopia Course
- Shirakaba Course
- Paradise Course
- Junior Course

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 40cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola - ON HOLD
- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair

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Night time operations are normally available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. Subject to weather conditions. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 12th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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*as of Thursday 12th December 2019
2018/2019
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2017/2018
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12th December 0cm 5cm 2cm
11th December 0cm 18cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 19cm 11cm
9th December 9cm 20cm 7cm
8th December 9cm 19cm 2cm
7th December 15cm 2cm 5cm
6th December 21cm 4cm 17cm
Previous 7 days total 54cm 87cm 44cm
Previous 14 days total 129cm 139cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 100cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total - 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total - 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 185cm 951cm 1260cm
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2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
100cm
[185cm]
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[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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