Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st November 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:45am on Friday 21st November 2014
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Friday 21st November 2014, 11:45am
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Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (November 2014) total: 30cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 30cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:45am on Friday 21st November 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Sorry for the late report today - waiting for news on whether the lifts will be moving tomorrow or not.

The warmer weather and lack of further snowfall that we have been reporting in recent days has meant that things aren't going as everyone had hoped.

OK, so here is the official news after probably lots of umming and ahhing and sucking of air. The decisions have been made - no opening tomorrow.

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Hirafu have delayed opening and have said that they are now 'aiming for a new opening date of 29th November', so a week later.

Niseko Annpuri:
Annupuri have also delayed their opening and will now just open when there's enough snow to do so without giving any date.

So we need to just sit back and wait for more snow.

It's always great to get off to a perfect 'on-time' start, and disappointing to not be able to, but in the big picture it's nothing to worry about. Though of course we want snow to fall. Now! And lots of it.

Alas, perhaps Grand Hirafu do know something with that mention of a week delay as a look at the forecast doesn't bring too much hope through into next week with more sun and relatively mild conditions than we would like and not much sign of snow.

Must be patient. Must be patient!

Niseko Village and Hanazono are of course not planning on being open just yet, their original planned dates noted below.

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Planned opening dates for the different resort areas on the mountain:

Niseko Grand Hirafu - looking to 29th November for opening
Niseko Annupuri Kokusai - will open as soon as possible
Niseko Village - Monday 1st December
Niseko Hanazono - Saturday 6th December

Archive report: Posted at 11:45am on Friday 21st November 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Planned opening tomorrow delayed - waiting for snow

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 21st November 2014
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 21st November 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st November 0cm 10cm 20cm
20th November 0cm 0cm 1cm
19th November 1cm - 20cm
18th November 1cm - 0cm
17th November 0cm 0cm -
16th November 3cm - -
15th November 15cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 20cm 60cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 70cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 30cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st November 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
-
[30cm]
-
[30cm]
-
[30cm]
-
[30cm]
-
[30cm]
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[30cm]
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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