Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Wednesday 4th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow storm
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing...
wind condition
Strong westerly wind
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 8:21am
17cm
Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 8:12am 10cm
Monday 2nd December 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 1st December 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:00am 19cm
Friday 29th November 2019, 8:32am 10cm
Thursday 28th November 2019, 8:12am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 27cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 112cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Wednesday 4th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

AFTERNOON UPDATE

Good news!

Niseko Grand Hirafu has announced that it will be part open from 8:30am tomorrow. They plan to have the Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 Center 4 and Ace Number 3 pair lifts operating.

The Family Course and Center Course areas will be open.

Full details in my report tomorrow.

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ORIGINAL REPORT

Hello and good morning to you all from Niseko.

Brrrr, it is really cold out there this morning! I see Niseko Annupuri are saying it's -17C up top, Niseko Village posting a less severe -10C.

It's windy too. And visibility has been limited at times early this morning.

Most importantly what I can see is a layer of lovely fresh snow on the ground.

With the wind blowing it all about I am guessing today will be one of those days when there's less/more snow in different places you look. So in the name of research I put all my warm gear on and had a bit of a walk outside just before. Yes, it is very cold. I noted a range of around 15cm-25cm of snow, with 17cm as my reading around my trusted spot.

There will be more than that on the mountain of course so with snow likely to continue over the next few days we can feel positive about more lifts soon being able to open. This storm will need to pass and then some thinking done (cue some very serious looks accompanied by stroking chins), preparations etc. It would be great if things could open up for the coming weekend wouldn't it. Let's see.

For now, the one lift at Niseko Annupuri and two lifts at Niseko Village remain open (weather permitting) with limited lower runs at both of those areas available for those brave enough to face the weather conditions head on. The available runs may not be gnarly but you sure need to have some of that gnarl thing going on to want to be outside this morning!

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Opening information:

Niseko Annupuri

- Dream quad lift
- Lower beginner course open; all other courses closed

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Not open yet - it will open as soon as there is enough snow.

Niseko Village

- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express
- Parts of lower Ageimo and Next Stage areas open

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Saturday 7th December 2019

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Night time operations will be available at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resorts. That is planned daily between Wednesday 11th December 2019 and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

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Lift ticket prices depend on the period - Early, Regular or Spring Season:

Early Season = open until Tuesday 10th December 2019
Regular Season = Wednesday 11th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Spring Season = Monday 23rd March 2020 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

You can find updated lift ticket prices on the ski resort pages within SnowJapan (links above).

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Wednesday 4th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village are both part open. Very limited but with snow falling more should soon be opening up.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 4th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 4th December 2019
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 Wednesday 4th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
4th December 17cm 0cm 5cm
3rd December 10cm 0cm 16cm
2nd December 0cm 16cm 12cm
1st December 0cm 20cm 16cm
30th November 19cm 15cm 5cm
29th November 10cm 1cm 0cm
28th November 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 57cm 52cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 118cm 156cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 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 112cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 4th 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
27cm
[112cm]
- - - - -
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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