Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd November 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 23rd November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
SW3m/s - NW5m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Varied/limited
This report
Thursday 23rd November 2017, 8:40am
0cm
Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 9:17am 0cm
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 8:56am 21cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 8:20am 29cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 8:58am 17cm
Friday 17th November 2017, 8:24am 8cm
Thursday 16th November 2017, 8:29am 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 93cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 102cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 102cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 23rd November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning on this first day official of the snow season in Niseko.

The Ace Pair lift and Center Course being open for business (as well as the Ace Number 2 Center Four quad to get you there) is what really matters.

Unfortunately, we have been rained on in style since my report yesterday.

Temperatures have been much higher than they were too and so not much chance of snow higher up either really I don't think. Looking for the positive from that, though - as they say, maybe not a bad thing really as it'll do wonders for that base snowpack.

It's still fairly mild this morning and I felt spots of rain outside just before when I was out. We're due to see a return to colder temperatures and snow by the end of today and the forecast continues to look good through the weekend.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu on their official site have the snow depth up top as 170cm! And 45cm for base. I wonder if there's ever been such big numbers there for opening date?!

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Oh yes, a few of you wrote in to SnowJapan regarding my bit of early season silliness yesterday... including the heinous mentioning and mis-spelling of ‘Hukaba’. Put it down to early season giddiness, though I do like being silly every now and then. :)

Those who have followed my reports over recent years will know that while I obviously love Niseko, I’m a fan of Japan and am happy when I hear that every region gets tons of snowfall and excellent conditions. I don’t see it as some kind of competition, as so many people apparently do! Let’s hope that 2017-2018 brings lots of that to all the regions.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu

- Ace Pair lift (8:40am until 3:30pm)
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift, for transport up to the open course (8:30am until 3:10pm)
- The Center Course will be open

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 23rd November 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 170cm
Base - 45cm

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Planned season dates:

Niseko Annupuri:
Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018

Niseko Village:
Friday 1st December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

Niseko Hanazono:
Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018

Floodlit 'nighta' skiing schedule:
Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 18th March 2018

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 23rd November 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu part open from today. Hurray!

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 23rd November 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd November 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 23rd November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd November 0cm 6cm 0cm
22nd November 0cm 0cm -
21st November 21cm 1cm -
20th November 29cm - -
19th November 17cm - 0cm
17th November 8cm 3cm 0cm
16th November 18cm 3cm -
Previous 7 days total 93cm 31cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 59cm 3cm
November observed snowfall total 102cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total - 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total - 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 102cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd November 2017
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 - 102cm
[102cm]
- - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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