Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th December 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some thinner cloud with a bit of blue sky
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow eased off
wind condition
NW 6-12m (Village)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:30am
13cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 43cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 235cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 319cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

And for your present this morning - 13cm of lovely quality light snow. Really nice quality. It is cold this morning, but set to get colder still.

Lots of cloud around but thin in places with a few areas of blue sky to be seen at times.

The forecast remains good for consistent snowfall to continue through the coming weekend as well; with some spells of heavier snowfall so I hope that my cunning plan to bring you decent numbers (of fresh snowfall) each day through the end of the year can be pulled off.

I think that's about it from me this morning. So I will see you tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -3℃, 10cm snowfall in 12 hours and snowing. Moiwa800m: -4℃, NNW12m/s, 15cm snowfall, light storm with snowdrifts. Mikaeri Junction: -5℃, N10m/s, 20cm snowfall with snowdrifts, 180cm snowpack. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: N11m/s, Kamui cape: WNW8m/s, 1014hPa, 1.5m waves. Hirafu peak-9℃, N15m/s, swowdrifts developing. Kutchan town snowpack 73cm.

Although the snow depth in lower elevation is still not enough (about 70cm), gate 4 & 6 are being prepared to open soon. Avalanche control has begun in Mizuno no sawa and 50cm slides from Dec 23rd layer has been observed. 2 poachers already got caught in Mizuno no sawa. It is mandatory to have everyone follow the rules in order to keep Niseko’s freedom to ride out of bounds. Better not forget the accident that happened two seasons ago.

The bushes are still thick and creeks are yet to be buried in the off piste area below 800m elevation. The snow condition in the tree runs is very good, however still not plenty. Remain prudent of obstacles. Once the next storm passes, the conditions will ameliorate. The wind and snow has already started to pick up above 1000m elevation and Mizuno no sawa area. Have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 26th 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: 150cm
- Base: 103cm

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 8:30am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas are open as we await top gates to open too

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th 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 Wednesday 26th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th December 13cm 13cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 43cm 88cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 207cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 235cm 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 319cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th 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]
235cm
[319cm]
-
[319cm]
-
[319cm]
-
[319cm]
-
[319cm]
-
[319cm]
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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