Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th December 2012

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 12th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 2m/s; Top 5m/s
Very good
This report
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 9:21am
2cm
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 11:11am 40cm
Monday 10th December 2012, 9:23am 40cm
Sunday 9th December 2012, 9:30am 20cm
Saturday 8th December 2012, 9:43am 10cm
Friday 7th December 2012, 9:42am 10cm
Thursday 6th December 2012, 9:47am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 137cm
Last 14 reports (total): 200cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 184cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 302cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 12th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Weather conditions are calm this morning and all lifts seem to be operating as they should be at at normal speeds early on. Some white clouds hanging on but lots of blue sky up there to see this morning and the sun is out. Just a springkling of new snowfall since yesterday and it is a colder morning again and at the moment around -5C. Winds are calmer as well so it should be a good day to be out on the mountain. (Having said that, aren't almost all days good days to be out on the mountain?!)

It's not often we get two blue sky days on the trot. Quite a few people were out trying to make the most of it yesterday and things got tracked out quicker than they have been on other days.

Night operations at Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri will begin from Saturday. Nighta in Niseko is a great experience, well worth a go.

Remember that the 'off season' lift ticket prices are valid until Friday... from Saturday we're into the normal season prices.

Talking of Niseko lift tickets, might I point you in the direction of the first Giveaway on SnowJapan for this season. The Niseko Hanazono resort have very kindly provided us with 10 eight-hour lift tickets, valid this season, to distribute to SnowJapan members. The tickets are valid at Niseko Hanazono and Niseko Grand Hirafu. More details on how you can win one of those can be found here and hopefully it's a good opportunity to get involved in our Forums. This Giveaway will be running until Thursday next week, and after that each week we have lift tickets for other ski resorts around Japan to give to SnowJapan members (well over 200, in fact). Good luck!

Just a quick look at the forecast. In the coming week calmer conditions and clearer skies will likely prevail with just a sprinkling of snow possible from time to time.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 2 Quad (Center Four)
Ace Number 3 Pair
King Number 3 Triple
Hirafu Gondola
Holiday Number 1 Pair
Swinging Monkey

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo No1 Quad
Jumbo No3 Pair
Jumbo No4 Pair

Niseko Village
Niseko Gondola
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Niseko Hanazono
All three lifts

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 240cm
Bottom - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 140cm
Bottom - 115cm

Niseko Village
Top - 150cm
Bottom - 100cm

Niseko Hanazono
Top - 245cm
Bottom - 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 12th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village and Niseko Hanazono now all part-mostly open.

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