Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 10th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate snow falling
wind condition
2m/s
Fair
This report
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:30am
20cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:20am 14cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 9:16am 4cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 8:50am 40cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 8:30am 30cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:40am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 133cm
Last 14 reports (total): 139cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 169cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 10th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

I have another 20cm or so of fresh snowfall to report this morning as it keeps on building up nicely. Nice.

The Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area is now reporting 160cm of snow depth on upper areas and 100cm at base.

Still no major changes to what is open out there, but from this morning the connection passageway between the top of the Niseko Gondola at Niseko Village and Niseko Grand Hirafu areas will be open for the first time this season. It's a 150m or so walk, good exercise!

Connection between the Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village resort areas is not yet open.

Tomorrow may not be quite as cold with temperatures in the village venturing up into positive numbers, but from Friday we have that cold front moving in that might well bring with it the very large amounts of snow that will open up our mountain in style. Let's hope that strong winds don't mess with our fun.

Looks like it might be a very snowy weekend in many regions of Japan. Here's to us all getting our share!

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Here's what's open this morning:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Courses: Family Course, Alpen, Detour for Beginners, Green, Center, Kokutai, Kogen, Ni-Kabe, Jumbo, Parallel, Rinkan (lowe), Setsuzoku.
Lifts: Ace Family Lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Ace Number 3 lift, Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 Triple lift, Swinging Monkey.

Niseko Hanazono
Courses: Stairway to Heaven, Silver Dream, Legend of Shinya, Yotei Sunset, Crystal Garden
Lifts: All 3 quad lifts operating

Niseko Village
Courses: Final Fling, Shaky Knees, Next Stage, Banzai, Cruiser, Don't Blink, beginners course from Gondola, Junkyard, Namara (part ungroomed), Jagaimo (ungroomed), Misoshiru (ungroomed)
Lifts: Niseko Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Courses: Paradise Course, Junior Course
Lifts: Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Nighta is scheduled to open from Saturday 13th December. Just 3 more nights to go!

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Official snow depth numbers at the time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 160cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 80cm
Base - 50cm

Annupuri:
Top - 120cm
Base - 90cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see the main report for details

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 10th December 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 10th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
10th December 20cm 0cm 40cm
9th December 14cm 10cm 20cm
8th December 4cm 12cm 10cm
7th December 40cm 15cm 10cm
6th December 30cm 0cm 15cm
5th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
4th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 133cm 37cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 139cm 101cm 179cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 139cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total - 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 169cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
139cm
[169cm]
-
[169cm]
-
[169cm]
-
[169cm]
-
[169cm]
-
[169cm]
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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