Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:09am on Thursday 13th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 1m/s; Top 2m/s
Very good
This report
Thursday 13th December 2012, 9:09am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 122cm
Last 14 reports (total): 199cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 184cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 302cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Thursday 13th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just a dusting overnight and a very cold morning here in Niseko, it was minus double figures earlier on when I got up.

It's another fairly clear one actually with some nice blue sky, the sun shining down only to be hidden from time to time by some cloud. The sun should warm things up somewhat today with a high of around -1C likely later on. There is only a slight wind as well this morning which makes a change from some of the stronger winds we have been experiencing over the last week or so in the region, so lifts will be unaffected and running as normal today. There may not be the fresh out there this morning but conditions should be good and definitely one of those feel good days.

As you can see from the snow depth information from the resorts below, some of the numbers have been going down the last few days - more snow pack consolidating going on since the snowfall has eased off.

We continue to approach fully open status in Niseko with some more lifts moving this morning. At Niseko Grand Hirafu the King Number 4 top lift is now open and with it all official courses in the Hirafu area are now open. This morning the top Wonderland Chair at Niseko Village is also operating.

No major snowfall on the short term forecast, perhaps more than a dusting going into Sunday.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 2 Quad (Center Four)
Ace Number 3 Pair
King Number 3 Triple
King Number 4
Hirafu Gondola
Holiday Number 1 Pair
Swinging Monkey

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad
Jumbo Number 3 Pair
Jumbo Number 3 Pair
Jumbo Number 4 Pair

Niseko Village
Niseko Gondola
Community Chair
Banzai Chair
Wonderland Chair

Niseko Hanazono
Hanazono Number 1 Quad
Hanazono Number 2 Quad
Hanazono Number 3 Quad

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 235cm
Bottom - 105cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 140cm
Bottom - 110cm

Niseko Village
Top - 150cm
Bottom - 100cm

Niseko Hanazono
Top - 235cm
Bottom - 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Thursday 13th 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 mostly open.

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