Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 25th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds...
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Varied-limited
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This report
Wednesday 25th December 2019, 8:25am
8cm
Tuesday 24th December 2019, 8:30am 7cm
Monday 23rd December 2019, 8:20am 1cm
Sunday 22nd December 2019, 8:21am 10cm
Saturday 21st December 2019, 8:31am 9cm
Friday 20th December 2019, 8:19am 9cm
Thursday 19th December 2019, 8:30am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 171cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 256cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and Merry Christmas!

Santa-san has brought some snowfall with him. Steady as we go with me being able to measure just under 10cm of snowfall since yesterday morning.

It is a cold morning, lots of grey clouds around with light snowfall continuing to fall.

There are lots of people around now here to enjoy their Christmas holidays. Hi!

I hope you can all enjoy your day wherever you may be. I think I am going to be a bit indulgent today. Some of my special toast is called for. Santa-san seemed to like it. The reindeer were looking on too, I think they were disappointed with the carrots...

Sorry, I'll get back to being a bit more serious tomorrow. Maybe. :)

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6am: -8°C, light breeze, 5cm snowfall. 600m elevation; light breeze 5cm snowfall and good visibility. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW11m/s, Kamui cape W7m/s, 1024hPa, 2.0m waves. Hanazono chair 3: NW5.2m/s, -9.7°C. Hirafu 1000m: -12.7m/s.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is slacking and the wind is settling down.

Snowpack has grown at knolls and cornices slopes under 800m elevation, however, looking at the weather transition, the avalanche risk is lowering in most places.

Snow is still insufficient under 700m elevation and not suitable for skiing. Ask the ski patrols some advice and please respect the Niseko Rules.

The groomer conditions in the morning is fantastic, however better watch out for bumps and stumps still present along the course. The cold weather has kept the snow under freezing level and similar to conditions in Furano.

Going under the ropes is strictly prohibited in Niseko and wearing a helmet is strongly recommended.

Have a great day.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 25th December 2019
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: 175cm
- Base: 75cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm)
- Ace Number 2 Center quad (until 8:20pm)
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm)
- Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm)
- King Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey

Courses available:
- Family
- Sennoki
- Alpen
- Super
- Detour for beginners
- Green
- Furiko
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Kogen
- Boyo
- Ni-kabe
- Kokutai
- Holiday
- Rinkan (lower area)
- Jumbo

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 120cm
- Base: 65cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 95cm
- Base: 65cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad (until 8:30pm)
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 95cm
- Base: 65cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Upper Village Gondola (until 8:00pm)
- Village Express (until 8:00pm)
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair (until 8:00pm)

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Wednesday 25th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of the mountain is open - though not fully open yet. Top lifts yet to move.

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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 25th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
25th December 8cm 6cm 0cm
24th December 7cm 7cm 0cm
23rd December 1cm 0cm 7cm
22nd December 10cm 9cm 11cm
21st December 9cm 0cm 38cm
20th December 9cm 8cm 19cm
19th December 6cm 12cm 35cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 42cm 110cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 104cm 196cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 171cm 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 256cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 25th December 2019
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 - 85cm
[85cm]
171cm
[256cm]
- - - - -
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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