Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 1st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow due to ease off later
wind condition
Moderate
Fair
This report
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:10am
14cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 7:55am 20cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:01am 15cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 8:36am 0cm
Friday 27th November 2015, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 8:41am 0cm
Wednesday 25th November 2015, 8:27am 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 67cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 14cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 78cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 1st December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko on what is to be the first day of the season.

First of all, new snowfall. After some more rain yesterday, thankfully it turned into snow once again around evening time and this morning I have 14cm of snow round the back of my place. And all of a sudden, Niseko Grand Hirafu are reporting 110cm up top! Which brings me to the big news of the day of course...

And so, today is the first day of the season here in Niseko with a few lifts starting their season at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. It's a limited opening due to the amount of snow we have at the moment, but of course great to get the season going.

At Niseko Grand Hirafu the Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four will be starting from 8:30am, taking people up to the Ace Number 3 lift with the Center Course up there open.

At Niseko Annupuri, from 9:15am they plan to get the Jumbo Number 3 lift started with the Utopia Course scheduled to be open. The Annupuri Gondola will be starting from 9am to take people up there.

At Niseko Village, the Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts should be operating from 8:30am. Courses planned to be open are the Banzai Course, Next Stage, Final Fling and Shaky Knees.

The start of the season this year may be 9 days later than originally planned and hoped for, but I'm sure we will all soon forget that -- and here's to hopefully a very snowy December.

To finish off with a quick look at the forecast which says that the early morning light snow will ease and the rest of the day should be cloudy with similar conditions expected tomorrow as well. There might be a bit more rain before snow due later Thursday. Looks like there's potential there!

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Resort specific news as of 8:00am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Lifts planned to be running - Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four (transport), Ace Number 3

Niseko Village:
Lifts planned to be operating - Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri:
Lifts planned to be operating - Annupuri Gondola (transport) and Jumbo Number 3 lift

Niseko HANAZONO Resort:
The Hanazono area plans to open from Saturday 5th December

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 110cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 50cm
Base - 20cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - -cm
Base - 20cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

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Planned opening dates for the Niseko resorts:

Niseko HANAZONO: Saturday 5th December

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 1st December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at three of the resort areas - see main report for more details

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 1st December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st December 14cm 0cm 5cm
30th November 20cm 0cm 15cm
29th November 15cm 0cm 25cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 12cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 1cm
26th November 0cm 0cm -
25th November 18cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 67cm 0cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 2cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 14cm 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 78cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st December 2015
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)
  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]
14cm
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
-
[78cm]
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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