Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 19th October 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:39pm on Friday 19th October 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
12°C
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precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Friday 19th October 2018, 1:39pm
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2017/2018 season so far total: 1260cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:39pm on Friday 19th October 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from Niseko everyone.

It almost feels like it should be a 'Happy New Year' greeting as I have been quiet for over five months and we have a brand new snow season to look forward to.

So here we are in the middle of October. I am just about out of hibernation. With bit of sleep still in my eyes, and scoffing on some fresh toast in an effort to gain energy for the upcoming season!

You may well have heard about a rather annoying earthquake that very rudely woke us up one morning in September. More on that here. It was a reminder that here in Japan we need to always be 'ready' for such events; or at least try be as ready as we can be.

For those of you planning a winter visit - there is no need to worry. All is fine here in Niseko and the season will be going ahead just as normal.

And we are now just over one month away from planned ski-jo openings. Hurray!

Here are the official planned opening dates of the ski resorts:

- Niseko Grand Hirafu: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Annupuri: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Village: Saturday 1st December 2018
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 1st December 2018

Right now we are enjoying autumn. It is a lovely time of the year. Especially as Mt Yotei has now enjoyed a first slight dusting of snowfall and the leaves are doing their very pleasing autumn thing. (Thanks leaves).

I'm actually happy to enjoy a nice long autumn before the snow comes as it really is a beautiful time of the year. But I know that lots of you will be uncontrollably excited about your visit to this lovely place - and so you should be. :)

Once again I plan to be here with you every single day of the 2018-2019 ski season once it kicks off. And I will try to be here from time to time with some updates before then.

In the meantime, if you want to read the 'end of season' report page from last season, here it is.

I will see you soon!

(PS Don't be scared by that huge bug on the webcam image below. It's not as big as it looks and it is not attacking the gondola. Just be thankful you can't smell it!)

Archive report: Posted at 1:39pm on Friday 19th October 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts due to start on 23rd November 2018

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 19th October 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 19th October 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 19th October 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
19th October 0cm - -
6th May 0cm 0cm -
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total 13cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1260cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 19th October 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
-
[0cm]
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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