Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 27th November 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 27th November 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow, strong winds
wind condition
Base 5m/s; Top 15m/s (Hirafu)
Poor
This report
Tuesday 27th November 2012, 9:12am
1cm
Monday 26th November 2012, 9:44am 5cm
Sunday 25th November 2012, 9:51am 10cm
Saturday 24th November 2012, 9:42am 15cm
Friday 23rd November 2012, 8:56am 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2012, 9:05am 10cm
Wednesday 21st November 2012, 8:58am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (November 2012) total: 82cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 82cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 27th November 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

From yesterday afternoon:

I said 'until tomorrow', but I thought I would give you an update. Not very good news since I posted the morning report, I'm afraid.

Rain has been falling in Niseko, which has somewhat dampened some spirits after such a fun weekend, and I doubt there are as many people out there on the lifts now. At least it has been trying to turn into sleet and it does seem likely that it will soon be snowing once again. More of that wet snow at first no doubt, but hopefully it will be more like what we expect in Niseko by tomorrow and beyond as things still look set to get colder again, especially once we get to the end of the week.

Perhaps the last rain of the year? Would be nice!

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Today's report:

Yesterday was one of those days best forgotten, and we can forgive 'nature' especially as we are still in November. Just a dusting of snowfall since yesterday through until early this morning, and in reality the rain will have done some damage out there though hopefully limited, and will actually have helped compact the snow base out there.

This morning I am happy to report that we are back to snow in Niseko along with those strong winds that we were told to expect - Hirafu reporting winds of 15m/s in upper areas and probably stronger. (They have also increased the snow depth numbers to 140cm this morning). Once the winds calm down, fingers crossed the snow is here to stay.

At the time of writing, Hirafu only has the lower Ace Number 1 pair lift moving with the two usual lifts on standby due to the blizzard like conditions out there. Annupuri is closed with no lifts moving this morning.

Perhaps today is a good time to check out some local hot springs or one of the places opening up for a good meal, I think! Hopefully tomorrow I will have some nice new snowy news to report.

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 140cm
Bottom - 70cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 30cm
Bottom - 90cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 1st December
Niseko Village

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Tuesday 27th November 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Annupuri resorts are part open.

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