Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th November 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:27am on Wednesday 30th November 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 8:27am
10cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 8:09am 9cm
Monday 28th November 2016, 8:03am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 84cm
Current month (November 2016) total: 110cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 112cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Wednesday 30th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

What about this then? While it is always the most exciting to be able to report heavy snowfall, it's always good to be able to report some blue skies and sunshine as well. (Though admittedly, it's much better once everywhere is open and the season gets going properly, after 30cm of fresh snow overnight...! I know, I can be hard to please.)

Still, with 10cm of fresh snow overnight, it should be a good morning to get in some of those early turns. Niseko Grand Hirafu have added 15cm to the official snow depth up top this morning. Though seemingly resort operations at Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri remain unchanged.

So yes, there is lots of blue sky around this morning with just a bit of cloud. A lovely morning. It's good and cold too, and calm. Perhaps I will see some of you out there in a short while.

After the fine weather of today, tomorrow is forecast to get milder but we should be seeing a return to snow clouds later in the day and on Friday. After Friday there doesn't seem to be much chance of snow on the forecast with milder conditions again over the weekend and into early next week, but let's deal with that later.

More people are seemingly arriving in the area by the day now, so expectations continue to rise. What will December bring us this year?

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What should be open today?

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.

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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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 30th November 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 110cm
Base - 60cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 50cm
Base - 30cm

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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 8:27am on Wednesday 30th November 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Small parts of Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are open. See main report for more details.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 30th November 2016
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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 30th November 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th November 10cm 20cm 0cm
29th November 9cm 15cm 0cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th November 3cm 0cm 0cm
25th November 25cm 18cm 0cm
24th November 6cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 61cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 84cm 64cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 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 112cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 30th November 2016
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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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
-
[112cm]
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[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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