Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 25th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 25th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Varied-limited
This report
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:31am
6cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 8:29am 7cm
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:15am 0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:32am 9cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 7:50am 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:30am 8cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 7:57am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 222cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 306cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 25th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone and... Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! (Or am I too late - some Christmas trees will probably be taken down by the time you read this Christmas morning report!)

It was a rather windy day yesterday and I believe it affected some lift operations. All lifts appear to be starting the day as planned this morning.

I am measuring 6cm of fresh snow on the ground this morning and light snow has been falling. There are a few areas where the clouds are thinner and look like might even be clearing a little.

Hirafu have added 15cm to their peak snow depth, and while the movement of those numbers often does not reflect the actual amount of fresh snow falling for various reasons, it is of course very reasonable to expect more up there than down here at base areas.

The forecast for the coming week is still looking... very snowy, and I am officially excited.

I'll leave you now and hope that you all have a fun and safe day.

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"Don’t let your selfish actions ruin other visitors holidays" (Avalanche Report below)

I find it rather sad that such a comment/request needs to be said.

But alas it sometimes does.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6.00am: -5°, 10cm new snow in the last 12 hrs, snowdrift development in some areas. Moiwa 800m: -10°, W8m/s, 15cm new snow, snow drift development. Mikaeri: 15cm new snow, snowdrift development. Hirafu peak ridge line: -12°, NNW10m/s, snowdrift development on leeward slopes, snow depth 180cm, 700m snow depth 70cm. Kutchan Weather Station: snow depth 70cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW13m/s. Kamui Cape: W10m/s, 1018hPa, wave 2.7m.

The isobars are starting to spread out and the wind is beginning to drop. Above 800m new cornice and snowdrift development are starting to stabilise. The risk of avalanche is starting to fall but cornices are still collapsing easily, take care. There is only a little new snow in the trees but it is good. The bamboo on leeward slopes around 800m is starting to get buried, but there still isn’t enough snow in lower areas. We are aiming to get Moiwa gate 6 and Fujiwara gate 4 open before the end of the month. Please be patient.

Niseko Rules exist to protect your freedom to ride out of bounds to a minimum level of safety. Do not disregard the rules to ride out of bounds. These areas are not managed and many natural hazards exist.

Many people are coming to Niseko, don’t let your selfish actions ruin other visitors holidays. The morning groomers are fantastic, have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 25th December 2018
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
Subject to change!

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 210cm
- Base: 95cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts apart from Ace Number 4 pair lift and King Number 2 quad lifts are operating

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 140cm
- Base: 95cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All Hanazono lifts are operating

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono Courses:
- All courses are now open

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 170cm
- Base: 90cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All Annupuri lifts are operating

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 95cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts apart from Morino Chair and Country Road Chair are operating

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas.
There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Tuesday 25th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open, top gates not open yet

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 25th December 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th December 2018
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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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 25th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
25th December 6cm 0cm 3cm
24th December 7cm 0cm 11cm
23rd December 0cm 7cm 2cm
22nd December 9cm 11cm 1cm
21st December 0cm 38cm 0cm
20th December 8cm 19cm 0cm
19th December 12cm 35cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 110cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 196cm 85cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 222cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total - 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 306cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th December 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)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
222cm
[306cm]
-
[306cm]
-
[306cm]
-
[306cm]
-
[306cm]
-
[306cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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