Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 13th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 13th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W3m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Sunday 13th December 2015, 8:40am
0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 8:38am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 8:34am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 8:34am 7cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:32am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 73cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 137cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 13th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my Hirafu base here in Niseko*.

A bit more cloud than yesterday morning but generally conditions are not too far from how things were this time yesterday. It's fairly brisk and chilly, and no new snowfall.

We should expect to see the sun shining today and perhaps those clouds disappearing. It should then get colder than it was last night tonight, with similar conditions expected once again in the daytime tomorrow with a high of around 3-4 degrees at base.

On Tuesday it looks like we can expect rain lower down at least but that will very hopefully of course very quickly turn into snowfall; it should definitely be snowing by Wednesday and hopefully then for at least a day or two. Let's hope I'll have some decent numbers to report!

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* I of course realise that I am actually officially in Kutchan town, not Niseko Town - I am just referring to the 'Niseko area' when I say that. Actually there's a good explanation on 'what is Niseko' on the new travel pages the SnowJapan guys have made for this season, which you can handily find here.

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Resort specific news as of 8:40am - subject to change during the day

The lifts market with an asterix (*) below are planned to be open for night skiing

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Lifts planned to be running:
- Ace Family pair*
- Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four (for transport)
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Hirafu Gondola (for transport)
- King Number 3 triple
- Swinging Monkey
Courses planned to be open:
- Family
- Beginners access
- Center
- Shirakaba
- Kogen
- Boyo
- Holiday
- Rinkan (lower part)
- Jumbo
- Connecting Course

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Lifts planned to be running:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad (for transport)
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad
Courses planned to be open:
- Parallel
- Silver Dream
- Stairway to Heaven
- Setsuzoku course
- Crystal Garden
- Yotei Sunset (ungroomed)

Niseko Village
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Community Chair*
- Banzai Chair*

Niseko Annupuri
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad*
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair
Courses planned to be open:
- Utopia
- Shirakaba
- Paradise
- Junior
- Family
- Silver
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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 145cm
Base - 35cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 60cm
Base - 20cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 60cm
Base - 30cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 13th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations on the mountain as we wait for more snow to open more up

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 13th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
13th December 0cm 25cm 20cm
12th December 0cm 15cm 4cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 1cm
10th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 14cm 10cm
8th December 7cm 4cm 12cm
7th December 15cm 40cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 22cm 120cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 181cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 73cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 137cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th December 2015
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 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
73cm
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
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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