Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 2nd December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 2nd December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Light snow, cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 2m/s; Top 6m/s
Fair
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This report
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 8:48am
25cm
Saturday 1st December 2012, 9:26am 10cm
Friday 30th November 2012, 9:59am 15cm
Thursday 29th November 2012, 9:20am 1cm
Wednesday 28th November 2012, 9:36am 20cm
Tuesday 27th November 2012, 9:12am 1cm
Monday 26th November 2012, 9:44am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 153cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 35cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 153cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 2nd December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

This morning Niseko Grand Hirafu hits 2m of snow and with another 20-25cm of snow in the village falling overnight the fine start to the season seems to be continuing.

It has been snowing early on but as I write this there are even some signs of blue sky peaking through to the east and even some cheeky short glimpses of sunlight shining down. Light snow is still falling on the mountain though, so we'll just have to see which way it goes. The forecasts seem to be for the light snow to ease off and for it to be a generally cloudy day in the Niseko region.

It is another really cold start to the day and still down at around -5 degrees and it probably won't rise much either staying easily below zero.

Not much going on weather-wise tomorrow and rain is still looking possible around Tuesday along with a warm up - to start off with at least - but after that there is some very encouraging days of potential heavy snow lined up as temperatures dip right back down again.

There is a bit of a change with lifts at Niseko Village this morning where the Niseko Gondola and the Community Chair lifts will be operating today and tomorrow, and then they will be adding the Banzai Chair again from Tuesday.

With the Niseko Village Gondola opening up, this means of course that there's the connection to the Grand Hirafu resort area.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Quad No2 (Center Four)
Ace Pair Lift No3
King Hooded Triple Lift #3

Niseko Annupuri
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Quad No1
Jumbo Pair #3

Niseko Village
Niseko Gondola
Community Chair

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 200cm
Bottom - 100cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 105cm
Bottom - 100cm

Niseko Village
Top - 110cm
Bottom - 70cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 2nd December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village resorts are part open.

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*as of Sunday 2nd December 2012
2011/2012
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2010/2011
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2nd December 25cm - -
1st December 10cm - -
30th November 15cm - -
29th November 1cm - -
28th November 20cm - -
27th November 1cm - -
26th November 5cm - -
Previous 7 days total 77cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 153cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 118cm - -
December observed snowfall total 35cm - -
January observed snowfall total - - -
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April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 153cm 0cm 0cm
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