Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 4th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is snowing
wind condition
SW 2-5m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
This report
Friday 4th December 2015, 8:31am
5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:13am 0cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:10am 14cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 7:55am 20cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:01am 15cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 8:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 54cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 19cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 83cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning, and it is definitely a better start to the day today with 5cm of fresh snow to report here at base and snow clouds still with us.

Yesterday was best left forgotten. Annupuri soon after 9am did get their Jumbo Quad Number 1 lift operating and Niseko Grand Hirafu gave up on the day early afternoon with rain still falling and strong winds still blowing everything about. All very wet and not at all appealing.

Anyway back to today and yes it is colder and snowy. Continued snowfall is expected today, heavier from later on, and also over the weekend into early next week - this is what we have been waiting for and we can of course expect resorts to get lifts and courses open as quickly as possible.

It is still rather windy, but apparently not enough it would seem to stop all three of the part open resorts from starting the planned lift operations as noted below.

Lots of snow tonight please!

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Lifts planned to be running - Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four (transport), Ace Number 3
Course planned to be open - Center Course

Niseko Village:
Lifts planned to be operating - Community Chair and Banzai Chair
Courses planned to be open - Banzai, Next Stage, Final Fling, Shaky Knees

Niseko Annupuri:
Lifts planned to be operating - Annupuri Gondola (transport) and Jumbo Number 3 lift
Courses planned to be open - Utopia, Shirakaba, Paradise and Junior courses open

Niseko HANAZONO Resort:
The Hanazono area plans to open from Saturday 5th December

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'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December 2015

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 95cm
Base - 30cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 30cm
Base - 10cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 50cm
Base - 30cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations are three areas - see report for more information

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 4th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
4th December 5cm 15cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 5cm 1cm
2nd December 0cm 1cm 5cm
1st December 14cm 0cm 5cm
30th November 20cm 0cm 15cm
29th November 15cm 0cm 25cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 12cm
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Previous 14 days total 80cm 21cm 74cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 19cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total - 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 83cm 1144cm 1163cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
19cm
[83cm]
-
[83cm]
-
[83cm]
-
[83cm]
-
[83cm]
-
[83cm]
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]
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