Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Wednesday 5th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, wind
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 8m/s; Top 12m/s
Generally poor
This report
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 9:13am
10cm
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 3rd December 2012, 9:26am 2cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 8:48am 25cm
Saturday 1st December 2012, 9:26am 10cm
Friday 30th November 2012, 9:59am 15cm
Thursday 29th November 2012, 9:20am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 124cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 47cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 165cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Wednesday 5th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday was certainly not one that people will want to remember. Persistent and heavy rain was falling through the morning and that wiped some smiles off faces, as we all knew that it would be doing it's damage to the snow out there. You can see how the snow depth numbers at Hirafu in particular have been affected.

OK now on to the good news - it is snowing again this morning. Over 5cm of snow, more like 10cm in places, has fallen overnight and is currently being blown around by some strong winds this morning - and continuing to snow. It is much colder as well and currently around -3C.

The new snow is of course good news but until more falls and covers up those icy conditions left over from the rain and cold yesterday, conditions out there will be... interesting. Take care out there. One good thing to take out of this moving forward into the season is that the snowpack will hopefully have been compacted and consolidated.

Looking at the forecast, things are looking pretty wild again Thursday into Friday with strong winds and it should bring snow higher up, but again with warmer temperatures it looks like the village and lower areas will be seeing more rainfall. Back to colder and snowy conditions after that and into the weekend.

Strong winds on the mountain this morning which could affect lift operations. At Niseko Grand Hirafu, the King No3 lift is not operating at the time of writing due to winds but they hope to have that moving later. At Niseko Village the Gondola is not moving early on due to strong winds.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 1 Pair

Niseko Annupuri
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Quad No1
Jumbo No3 Pair

Niseko Village
Morino Chair
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 160cm
Bottom - 60cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 95cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Village
Top - 110cm
Bottom - 70cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Wednesday 5th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village resorts are part open.

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