Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 27th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Light rain & cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain right at the moment
wind condition
3-12m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited
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Sunday 27th November 2016, 8:42am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 91cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 93cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 27th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko on this second day of the season.

Anyone reading this get up there for those first tracks yesterday?

There has only been a dusting of snowfall really since my last report so no new cm to add to the pile.

And unfortunately it is actually spitting rain a bit here at base, which will stop very soon. Thankfully the forecast is for cloud and possibly even maybe a bit of sun later on, so we'll just have to see how the day goes. But it definitely feels warmer outside this morning, with highs of around 5 degrees forecast for base areas later on today. Right now it is approaching 4C.

The forecasts tells us to expect a return to colder conditions again tomorrow along with some more snowfall.

This morning Niseko Annupuri is open as planned (see below), but windy conditions and poor visibility higher up on the mountain are preventing Niseko Grand Hirafu to open as planned at the start of the day. I am at pains to have to talk about strong wind affecting lifts already - for me, those winds are one of the negatives about Niseko - but if the weather clears up during the day then hopefully they'll be able to get moving.

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What is currently planned to be open? (Weather permitting)

Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be part open from 8:30am 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. Lift tickets for 1 day are 2,000 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children and seniors, and those charges are valid until 30th November.

Niseko Annupuri also plans to be part open. The Annupuri Gondola starts 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 is at 3:30pm. 1 day 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.

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Planned season dates for the four main Niseko United ski resorts:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: partly open already, until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Annupuri: partly open already, 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 8:42am on Sunday 27th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for 'what is open' today

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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 27th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 41cm 26cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 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
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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[93cm]
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[93cm]
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61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
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