Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 9th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Monday 9th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
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Monday 9th December 2019, 8:05am
9cm
Sunday 8th December 2019, 8:31am 9cm
Saturday 7th December 2019, 8:27am 15cm
Friday 6th December 2019, 8:23am 21cm
Thursday 5th December 2019, 7:56am 19cm
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 8:21am 17cm
Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 8:12am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 133cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 100cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 185cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Monday 9th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It's a beauty of a morning too after the murkier and windier tone of the report yesterday. About 10cm of fresh snow down at base and surely more than that higher up.

Very cold this morning. But lovely clear blue skies and sunshine. An early start should be great today.

Clearer skies are due today and tomorrow too and it should be milder during the day today after this very cold start to today, and certainly more so tomorrow. For the next fresh snowfall we will probably need to wait until later on Wednesday.

Niseko Village have their gondola lift, cunningly called 'Niseko Gondola', moving today and Holiday course at Hirafu is available.

The Avalanche Reports begin from this morning and a very big 'yoroshiku onegai shimasu' to the good people putting them together for all our benefit.

Night time operations (nighta) is planned to begin for the season from Wednesday this week.

All the bits of the puzzle are lining up and clicking into place which is a jolly good thing to be able to report.

OK, I'm off to.... er, wash my hair (or something).

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base 6am: -10℃, 2cm snowfall in 12h. Light SW breeze with 5cm snowfall at 700m elevation. Coastal data: Benkei cape SW3m/s, Kamui capeSW11m/s, 1026hPa, 1.7m waves.

The weather is calm under a high-pressure system. The setting up of weather stations is delayed due to the lack of snow and we have minimal data to evaluate the hazard level. So far, the predominant wind direction has been from the SW and we’ve seen large fluctuation of temperature. Cornices and snowdrifts have already developed above 1000m elevation and are not to be stimulated. Accidents occur when conditions align and are not dependant on the amount of snow. The out of bounds area is not suitable for riding yet. Do not step out of bounds to seek fresh snow.

The groomers condition is good. Visibility is good today, beautiful conditions for carving, however always be cautious not to overspeed. Remain in control and be precautious and most accidents can be avoided.

We hope for an accident-free, great season to everybody.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 9th 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: 150cm
- Base: 70cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center quad
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Hirafu Gondola
- Holiday Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey

Courses available:
- Family
- Sennoki
- Alpen (part)
- Detour for beginners
- Green (part)
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Boyo
- Kokutai (part)
- Holiday
- Jumbo

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 95cm
- Base: 50cm

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: 90cm
- Base: 75cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 3 pair

Courses available (*when planned lifts operating) :
- Utopia Course
- Shirakaba Course
- Paradise Course
- Junior Course

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 90cm
- Base: 60cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas from Wednesday 11th December 2019. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Monday 9th December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of Niseko United are now at least part open. Top lifts not open just yet.

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*as of Monday 9th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
9th December 9cm 20cm 7cm
8th December 9cm 19cm 2cm
7th December 15cm 2cm 5cm
6th December 21cm 4cm 17cm
5th December 19cm 0cm 7cm
4th December 17cm 0cm 5cm
3rd December 10cm 0cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 100cm 45cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 133cm 97cm 140cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 100cm 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 185cm 951cm 1260cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 9th 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
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
100cm
[185cm]
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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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