Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th November 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th November 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Fair
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Sunday 24th November 2019, 8:31am
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Saturday 23rd November 2019, 8:11am 0cm
Friday 22nd November 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Thursday 21st November 2019, 8:34am 0cm
Wednesday 20th November 2019, 8:08am 18cm
Tuesday 19th November 2019, 9:01am 2cm
Sunday 17th November 2019, 9:13am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 52cm
Current month (November 2019) total: 52cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 52cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th November 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

10am update

Annupuri have announced that they will unfortunately not be able to remain open from tomorrow (Monday) as the warm conditions melts the snow away.

The Annupuri webcam image below is also updated.

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Original report

Good morning.

Yesterday, the ceremony praying for a safe season was held for the Kutchan town based ski hills (Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko HANAZONO and Asahigaoka) on the Hirafu Number 1 car park. Lots of traditional stuff going on and it was a nice day for it.

Yes, it was fine weather yesterday - fine in a blue sky and sunny kind of way, rather than in a pleasingly heavy snowfall way.

This morning there is a lot of cloud about but it is going to be another warm day and the high temperature of the day will probably be a high single digit; possibly slightly beyond that. Obviously too warm for snowfall.

As you can see on the webcam images below, the snow that remains is looking much more patchy this morning. We might get some snow on the mountain tomorrow - and possibly rain in town - and are hoping for snowfall in the second part of the coming week. That would be good.

I can't find any updated news from Annupuri this morning. I will check again a bit later and update if there is any change to plans.

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There are a few other ski hills part open in the wider region including (I believe) Rusutsu, Otaru Tenguyama, Sapporo Kokusai and going a bit further afield, Furano. All are limited at this stage.

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'Asahigaoka?', I hear some of you say. It's the very little ski hill that is located just behind Kutchan Station. Of course, SnowJapan has a page on every ski hill in Japan and so you can find out more about Asahigaoka here.

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What is open at Annupuri (suject to change):

- Dream Number 1 quad lift open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
- The base beginner area only open.
- Basically it is the course you can see by the lift on the left side of the second photo below.
- Other courses will not be open.
- Adults & senior 1 day ticket: 2,500 yen
- Child 1 day ticket 1,500 yen.

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Planned opening dates dates:

Niseko Annupuri

Base area beginners run open. See above for details.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

As soon as possible

Niseko Village

Sunday 1st December 2019

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Saturday 7th December 2019

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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 8:31am on Sunday 24th November 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Annupuri is part open as we wait for more snow.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 24th November 2019
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*as of Sunday 24th November 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
24th November 0cm 19cm 8cm
23rd November 0cm 25cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm 1cm 0cm
21st November 0cm 3cm 21cm
20th November 18cm - 29cm
19th November 2cm 0cm 17cm
17th November 8cm - 8cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 48cm 83cm
Previous 14 days total 52cm 50cm 110cm
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
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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 - 52cm
[52cm]
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[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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