Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 6th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate
Poor
This report
Saturday 6th December 2014, 8:30am
30cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:40am 15cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8:49am 5cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 9:11am 1cm
Monday 1st December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 30th November 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 61cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 6th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a very nice cold morning here in Niseko, and currently -7 degrees. Suitably wintery. And we now have three of the four resorts on the mountain part open. I have added the details of what lifts and courses are open at each area below.

Did I mention the snow?

The snow is still coming down this morning very nicely to add to the 30+cm of fine Niseko variety that we must have had since my last report (more than I was expecting given the forecasts) and I it doesn't take much to guess there'll be more higher up.

The Grand Hirafu resort has posted a snow depth of 110cm on their upper slopes this morning.

These are more like the kind of numbers we want to hear! And it's forecast to continue into tomorrow, so things are looking good at the moment.

Official open terrain is still limited as you can see below but with more snow to arrive I would imagine that we'll see operations opening up very quickly now.

We might be seeing the place open 2 weeks later than we had hoped and planned for, but that's in the past now! Time to enjoy the present. It should be a very fine day out there.

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Here's what's open this morning:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Courses: Family Course, Center Course
Lifts: Ace Family Lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Ace Number 3 lift

Niseko Hanazono
Courses: Silver Course, Yotei Sunset
Lifts: All 3 quad lifts operating

Niseko Village
Courses: Final Fling, Shaky Knees, Next Stage, Banzai
Lifts: Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri is not yet open

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Official snow depth numbers at the time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 110cm
Base - 50cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 50cm
Base - 40cm

Annupuri:
Top - 50cm
Base - 35cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 6th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

3 of the 4 resorts on the mountain now part open - see main report

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 6th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
6th December 30cm 0cm 15cm
5th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
4th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 5cm 1cm 2cm
2nd December 1cm 5cm 25cm
1st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
30th November 0cm 15cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 26cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 74cm 129cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 61cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total - 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 1163cm 1493cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
61cm
[91cm]
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[91cm]
-
[91cm]
-
[91cm]
-
[91cm]
-
[91cm]
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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