Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th October 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Wednesday 26th October 2016, 8:57am
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Thursday 5th May 2016, 7:59am 0cm
Wednesday 4th May 2016, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 7:41am 0cm
Monday 2nd May 2016, 9:14am 0cm
Sunday 1st May 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Saturday 30th April 2016, 8:16am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (October 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 992cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Wednesday 26th October 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning everyone. And welcome back to the Niseko Now reports on SnowJapan.com.

I have enjoyed a good five and a half months off the morning daily report routine, though with the new season about a month away now it doesn’t feel that long. Time flies, and all that. Anyway, it is nearly time for me to get back to my duties. Gambarimasu.

First up... news of the first snowfall of the season. There was not enough here at my place to award any “new cm of snowfall” to the reports – more just a dusting - but it was snowing down to the base areas and snow up there on the mountains, which turned a very attractive white. This all happened a few days ago actually when I wasn’t here – on 20th October to be exact. Apparently, it started as rain and sleet early afternoon with snow coming down in the evening.

The snow has melted away from all lower regions, and this morning we’re looking autumnal once again. It is great to see snow once again, and it looks like we might actually get some more falling around the coming weekend.

We are about one month away from the planned opening dates of the Niseko resorts. Below are the planned dates for the season.

Niseko Grand Hirafu: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Annupuri: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Niseko Village: Thursday 1st December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017

Night skiing is planned from Saturday 10th December until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Village resort areas.

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In a matter of days, you are going to see some big changes to these Niseko Now reports. And I think you are going to like what the SnowJapan guys have been up to. I won’t go into details now as I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but they are doing final preparations now and all being well I believe the changes should go online in early November. The ski resort listing pages of SnowJapan have also had a complete overhaul, and they also look really good. Otanoshimini!

I will be back here with some Niseko Now reports before the season starts, and then I will be posting reports every day of the season once the lifts start moving.

Remember, you can always look back at past reports using the archives, links below.

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Wednesday 26th October 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski resorts are currently closed. See report for planned opening dates.

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5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 1cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total 6cm 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 992cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th October 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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244cm
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266cm
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109cm
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519cm
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257cm
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196cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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123cm
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275cm
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461cm
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178cm
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113cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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118cm
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418cm
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443cm
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316cm
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164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
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