Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Saturday 28th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Saturday 28th December 2019, 8:23am
6cm
Friday 27th December 2019, 8:20am 5cm
Thursday 26th December 2019, 8:30am 13cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 195cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 280cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Saturday 28th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It was snowing in the afternoon yesterday when I went out and I thought I'd have more than the slightly over 6cm that I am measuring at my point this morning. Expect more than that on those higher elevations.

The last day of the month and the first run of days in January is still looking exciting for the chance of heavy snowfall.

I'm not actually feeling 100% this morning, so forgive my on-the-short-side report.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base 6am: -8℃, calm and 10cm snowfall in 12h. Moiwa 800m: -9.8℃, SSW1.47m/s, light development of snowdrifts. Hirafu 1000m: -9.8℃. Hanazono 720m: -10.4℃, N4.2m/s. Benkei cape: N8m/s. Kamui cape: NE3m/s, 1020hPa, 1.4m waves.

The isobars are spread out and the development of cornices and snowdrifts above 800m elevation has come to an end. The avalanche hazard is lowering in alpine area. Snowfall amount is still small. The “Sasa” bamboo and “Taranbo” spiky bush are yet to be buried. You may rip your outerwear or scratch your goggles/face by pushing too far in the bushes under 700m elevation.

Out of bounds access from the ski resort is still not possible. Do not cross boundary ropes. We strongly demand everyone to respect the Niseko Rules.

Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended to avoid fatal collisions.

Please have a great day. The groomers condition is fantastic during the morning.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Saturday 28th 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: 65cm

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

All courses now open EXCEPT the following:
- Onsenzawa
- Large
- Konayuki
- Miharashi
- Dynamic

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 120cm
- Base: 75cm

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: 100cm
- Base: 70cm

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: 100cm
- Base: 70cm

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

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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 8:23am on Saturday 28th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas largely now open though not fully. Top lifts and gates not yet open.

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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 Saturday 28th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
28th December 6cm 26cm 28cm
27th December 5cm 12cm 24cm
26th December 13cm 13cm 13cm
25th December 8cm 6cm 0cm
24th December 7cm 7cm 0cm
23rd December 1cm 0cm 7cm
22nd December 10cm 9cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 73cm 83cm
Previous 14 days total 80cm 122cm 225cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 195cm 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 280cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th 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]
195cm
[280cm]
- - - - -
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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