Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 26th November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast for the moment
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Saturday 26th November 2016, 8:02am
3cm
Friday 25th November 2016, 8:16am 25cm
Thursday 24th November 2016, 8:39am 6cm
Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 8:55am 6cm
Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 10:03am 0cm
Monday 21st November 2016, 10:31am 1cm
Thursday 17th November 2016, 12:00pm 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 91cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 93cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

The day is here! Yes, today is officially the first day of the ski and snowboard season here in Niseko with Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri resort areas opening for the first time. It is a limited opening, with just a few lifts moving.

Here’s the details (weather stuff below):

Niseko Grand Hirafu is open from 8:30am this morning with the Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift taking folk up to the Ace Number 3 pair lift and the open Center Course. The last lift servicing the open run will be at 3:30pm and the last quad lift coming back down to base at 4pm. Just in time for tea! Lift tickets for the privileged are 2,000 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children and seniors, and those charges are valid until 30th November.

Niseko Annupuri is also opening this morning. The Annupuri Gondola will also start moving at 8:30am, taking people up to the Jumbo Number 3 pair lift which is open from 8:45am until 3:15pm. The last Gondola down will be at 3:30pm. Lift tickets for this limited Niseko Annupuri opening are 2,100 yen for adults and seniors, and 1,300 yen for elementary school age children.

So there you have it... 2016-2017 is a go!

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Oh yes, small detail - the weather. Yesterday we got another 3cm of snowfall and a further slight dusting overnight, leaving us with a cloudy and kind of overcast start to the day today. It is currently -2C and the forecast is for temps to hover around the freezing mark for the day. Next snow is due around Monday. Hopefully we will get to fairly quickly see more lifts and terrain open.

I am putting this report together and nearly ready to post it at just after 8am, and already I can see a few people starting to wait for the lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu. Come on, give us a wave! If you are already out there this morning for those first tracks of the season, have fun.

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For the record, I measured 90cm of snowfall up until my report yesterday. That is in contrast with the 29cm that I recorded up until my 25th November report last year. So, all in all it seems to be a pretty good start. What’s more important of course is how things go from now, so fingers crossed for lots of regular and heavy - but dry and light! - snowfall.

By the way, you check out the archive report for 25th November 2015 here. Take a look lower down the page at the ‘Monthly and annual accumulation’ data table, and notice that it shows you the “snowfall up until that day”. You can do that for any of the reports over the last few seasons. Pretty nifty, hey?!

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The planned dates for the four main Niseko United ski resorts. Dates may vary depending on snowfall:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: from today (limited opening) until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Annupuri: from today (limited opening) until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Niseko Village: Thursday 1st December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017

Night skiing is planned from Saturday 10th December until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Village resort areas.

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

From today, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are part open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 26th November 2016
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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 Saturday 26th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
26th November 3cm 0cm 0cm
25th November 25cm 18cm 0cm
24th November 6cm 8cm 0cm
23rd November 6cm 0cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm - 0cm
21st November 1cm - 0cm
17th November 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 26cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 88cm 29cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 91cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 93cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 26th November 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]
91cm
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
-
[93cm]
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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