Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd November 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 22nd November 2012
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Thursday 22nd November 2012, 9:05am
10cm
Wednesday 21st November 2012, 8:58am 20cm
Tuesday 20th November 2012, 9:44am 1cm
Monday 19th November 2012, 10:49am 20cm
Sunday 18th November 2012, 9:47am 0cm
Wednesday 14th November 2012, 13:15pm 0cm
Friday 9th November 2012, 14:18pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (November 2012) total: 51cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 51cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 22nd November 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Tomorrow is the day!

There's definitely enough snow for an opening tomorrow at Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri. By all accounts there is around a full 1m of snow out there on the mountain in places, so it certainly should be a good opening and a great early start to the season.

Since the last report we have probably had another 10cm or so at base with another 15cm higher up, and early this morning it has been snowing lightly with the temperature hovering just above 0C.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon the Grand Hirafu resort officially announced that they do indeed intend to go ahead with opening on Friday, and that they intend to have the Center Course open. There's a chance that more might open come tomorrow depending on how the weather sorts itself out and what the people in charge decide is good for us!

They plan to have the Ace No 2 Center Four lift moving from 8:30am until 3:20am (last one going up), along with the Ace No 3 pair lift operating from 8:40am until 3:30pm. 8 hour tickets will be 2000 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors up until 30th November.

I don't have any specifics on Annupuri's plans right at this moment.

Tomorrow is actually a national holiday in Japan, so it's a 3 day weekend. Resorts are of course really happy if they are able to meet that opening date and there's a few more ski resorts in the region planning to be opening up tomorrow as well, including Rusutsu Resort and Kiroro Snow World.

Taking a look at the forecast, it is going to be a cold one - especially Saturday - so be sure to be prepared. It might still be November but it's definitely winter.

Planned opening dates:

23rd November
Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Annupuri

1st December
Niseko Village

8th December
Hanazono

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Late update:

Quick update, and perhaps this news is a little surprising. It seems that Niseko Annupuri are going to delay their opening, so they won't be open tomorrow. The official message is that they are preparing the slopes and awaiting more snow and will open as soon as possible.

Grand Hirafu will be open as noted in my earlier report though.

While I'm here, a quick update on the weather. Since my earlier report the clouds seem to be moving on, more of the mountains are visible, and perhaps even a bit of sunlight...

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Thursday 22nd November 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in Niseko are now closed. Snow permitting, openings on November 23rd.

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