Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 25th December 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 25th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, increasing blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W 2m/s - 7m/s
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:31am
3cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:31am 11cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 8:45am 2cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 8:30am 1cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 8:27am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 8:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 154cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 266cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and a very Merry Christmas to you all.

It was snowing lightly earlier on but that has eased off now and there's more and more blue sky appearing and the sun is currently shining through my window. It is probably going to be a fine day.

And look what Santa brought. Just a few cm of fresh on the ground but perhaps more importantly from today the top King Number 4 lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu and the top Jumbo Number 4 lift at Niseko Annupuri debut for the season... and it is now possible to slide between each of the resorts at the top. Yey! Though, the resorts themselves are making a point of warning that conditions aren't great (not sure exactly what they mean by that). It looks like the top lift at Niseko Village isn't budging for the moment.

Wherever you are in the world, have a fine day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -5℃, 2cm snowfall and no snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -11℃, W12m/s, light dust. Moiwa 800m: -8℃, W8m/s, 4cm snowfall and no snowdrifts. Coastal data: Benkei cape WNW12m/s, Kamui cape W12m/s, 1024hPa, 1.0m waves.

Observations and impact test showed that the Dec 19th, 21st, 23rd and 24th layers are stable. Avalanche risk is generally low, except in 40+°steep slopes under chairlifts, cliffbands and course-side banks. The snowpack is still insufficient and the out of bounds areas are closed. Yesterday’s tracks aren’t covered.

Beware of recklessly speeding Santa-Claus at the resort!

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

The mountain is nearly (but not yet quite) fully open with top lifts. All resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top King Number 4 lift is now operating.
The top Ace Number 4 lift remains closed.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
All lifts generally open.

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland lift is not yet operating.
Otherwise open as normal (the Country Road lift is not usually open).

Niseko Annupuri
All lifts now operating and open as normal.

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 25th December 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 230cm
Base - 80cm

Niseko Village
Top - 130cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 105cm
Base - 80cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Two top lifts start their season from this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 25th December 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 25th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th December 3cm 7cm 20cm
24th December 11cm 0cm 25cm
23rd December 2cm 0cm 30cm
22nd December 1cm 0cm 20cm
21st December 0cm 1cm 2cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 1cm
19th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 18cm 128cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 54cm 268cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 154cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total - 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total - 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 266cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
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 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
154cm
[266cm]
-
[266cm]
-
[266cm]
-
[266cm]
-
[266cm]
-
[266cm]
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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