Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th November 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:08am on Wednesday 20th November 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds remain over region
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times, clearer at times
wind condition
I'm not a fan of wind
visibility condition
Varied, limited
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This report
Wednesday 20th November 2019, 8:08am
18cm
Tuesday 19th November 2019, 9:01am 2cm
Sunday 17th November 2019, 9:13am 8cm
Saturday 16th November 2019, 9:03am 18cm
Friday 15th November 2019, 7:29am 5cm
Wednesday 13th November 2019, 7:57am 0cm
Friday 8th November 2019, 14:07pm 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 52cm
Current month (November 2019) total: 52cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 52cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Wednesday 20th November 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and it is another very good morning.

It's cold and there is more snow. And a fair good amount of snow too here at base - I am measuring 18cm of it, there's more and less in surrounding areas.

(I'll conveniently sort-of ignore pesky winds).

It looks like after today we might have clearer weather conditions as the weekend approaches (and warmer again over the weekend), but I am pretty confident we'll be able to enjoy the goods to some extent this coming Saturday. I have no kind of details to share yet from the ski resorts themselves on the subject - no doubt Friday will be the day of such 'news'.

I just want to point out that this very early season snow is light good quality stuff too.

Exciting times indeed. I can't wait to get back out there.

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I posted this yesterday, but as the audience is not all present and at their seats for the season, I'll post again today for those just joining us today. :)

On 7th December, a new 'Mountain Center Annex' facility is planned to open by the base of Niseko Grand Hirafu. The resort says:

"Our aim is that visitors will easily be able to enjoy Niseko’s quality of snow while also experiencing a winter resort that is even more satisfying than before. The new Mountain Center Annex is situated in the perfect location, both adjacent to the HIRAFU Gondola Sanroku Station and right in front of the beginner-friendly Holiday Pair Lift, allowing for direct access to the slopes. The Mountain Center Annex features a public area, snow school reception desk, changing rooms and locker rooms on the first floor, with a large-scale ski and snowboard rental shop, boasting a floor area of 802 sqm, on the second floor."

So now you know!

Over at Niseko Hanazono, the new 'Hanazono EDGE' ski center will also be opening. And then early next year the Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO.

Loads of investment over the last however many years, mostly down at base (rather than things like lifts... but that is perhaps another talking point!)

The area sure looks rather different than it did ten and twenty years ago. As I munch on some morning toast, I often wonder how things will shape up ten and twenty years into the future...

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Planned season dates:

Niseko Annupuri

Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

Niseko Village

Sunday 1st December 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Saturday 7th December 2019 until early April 2020

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Night time operations will be available at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resorts. That is planned daily between Wednesday 11th December 2019 and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

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Lift ticket prices depend on the period - Early, Regular or Spring Season:

Early Season = Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Tuesday 10th December 2019
Regular Season = Wednesday 11th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Spring Season = Monday 23rd March 2020 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

You can find updated lift ticket prices on the ski resort pages within SnowJapan (links above).

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Wednesday 20th November 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Hopefully some lifts will be moving from Saturday (23rd November)

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th November 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 20th November 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
20th November 18cm - 29cm
19th November 2cm 0cm 17cm
17th November 8cm - 8cm
16th November 18cm 0cm 18cm
15th November 5cm - -
13th November 0cm - 9cm
8th November 1cm - -
Previous 7 days total 52cm 2cm 81cm
Previous 14 days total 52cm 2cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 52cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 52cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th November 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 52cm
[52cm]
- - - - - -
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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