Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 19th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 19th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud...
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is snowing. Hurray!
wind condition
Light WNW
visibility condition
Varied
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Thursday 19th December 2019, 8:30am
6cm
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Monday 16th December 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 15th December 2019, 8:26am 6cm
Saturday 14th December 2019, 8:24am 7cm
Friday 13th December 2019, 8:30am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 127cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 212cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 19th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I am feeling rather better and more chirpy this morning.

There isn't a huge amount of snowfall to report to you - I have measured 6cm outside on the ground - but it is feeling colder. I am guessing that there might be 10cm or so of fresh at higher elevations, so perhaps worth investigating even if not deep yet.

The forecast is also looking much more Niseko-like, which is really great to see.

Santa-san is going to be visiting Niseko on 24th-25th December. Niseko is his main place of call you see; he will make appearances in various locations. And it sounds like he is going to bring us what we want. He's a good bloke. I will leave him a mince pie, a piece of toast and some carrots for his reindeer friends.

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At Niseko Grand Hirafu, the middle section of the mountain is currently mostly closed and you can either take the gondola or the Ace Number 2 Center Four lift back down.

A good few days of decent snowfall should get things going properly without the need to be worried about what is open and what is not open.

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In other news, you can buy a 'Snow Duck Builder' in the shops.

Don't all rush now!

Quite cute actually.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 19th 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: 130cm
- Base: 45cm

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

Courses available:
- Family
- Detour for beginners
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Kogen
- Boyo
- Holiday
- Rinkan (lower area)
- Jumbo

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 80cm
- Base: 25cm

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: 80cm
- Base: 45cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair

Courses available:
- Utopia Course
- Silver Course
- Shirakaba Course
- Paradise Course
- Family Course
- Junior Course

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 80cm
- Base: 45cm

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 8:30am on Thursday 19th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of the mountain are part open

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 19th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
19th December 6cm 12cm 35cm
18th December 0cm 4cm 25cm
17th December 0cm 2cm 15cm
16th December 0cm 6cm 4cm
15th December 6cm 17cm 6cm
14th December 7cm 25cm 8cm
13th December 8cm 3cm 26cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 69cm 119cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 156cm 163cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 127cm 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 212cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 19th December 2019
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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
127cm
[212cm]
- - - - -
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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