Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th November 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:36am on Wednesday 28th November 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud, sunny
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 3m/s; Top 5m/s
Very good
This report
Wednesday 28th November 2012, 9:36am
20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (November 2012) total: 102cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 102cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:36am on Wednesday 28th November 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Well, yesterday sure was a wild ride and from what I hear in many parts of Hokkaido as well not just around these parts.

Some pretty crazy winds blowing things around and it was just... fun - fun, that is, to think about what lays ahead once things calm down, more than actually out wanting to be out on the slopes! Not that the lifts were actually moving once the storm set in. Truly wild blizzard conditions at times with close to no visibility.

The winds calmed down somewhat by evening, when lots of people could be seen with the snow shovels moving snow about around the village.

It's hard to put a number on the snowfall because the wind was blowing it all around, but outside my place there was more than 20cm. This morning the official snow depth numbers at Niseko Grand Hirafu resort are 160cm up top and 75cm at base - so that is an increase of 20cm and 5cm respectively since yesterday. I think this morning if you asked 5 different people about how much snow there was, you would get 5 different numbers - it's one of those days. But what's important is that we got some good snowfall yesterday.

OK so on to today. It's still very cold. When I got up earlier it was -4 degrees out there and it's not risen much since then. The storm has moved on though and gradually we are seeing more and more blue skies open up. The sun is out and casting shadows and everywhere is looking great. Snow conditions out on the mountain today should be very good.

This morning Niseko Grand Hirafu is back to what it was before the storm - the Ace Number 2 Quad (Center Four) and the Ace Number 3 Pair lifts, with the Shirakaba Course, Furiko Course and Center Course areas now open. The Annupuri Gondola and Jumbo Number 3 Pair lifts are Niseko Annupuri are also operating this morning. We can surely expect more to be opening soon.

Don't expect the sun to last - we should be back to snow by tonight. Some forecasts even show rain lower down, fingers crossed that doesn't happen. I'll let you know tomorrow morning.

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 160cm
Bottom - 75cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 80cm
Bottom - 60cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 1st December
Niseko Village

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 9:36am on Wednesday 28th 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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