Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 8th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:43am on Saturday 8th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 5m/s; Top 15m/s
Fair
This report
Saturday 8th December 2012, 9:43am
10cm
Friday 7th December 2012, 9:42am 10cm
Thursday 6th December 2012, 9:47am 15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 134cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 82cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:43am on Saturday 8th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday, more of the mountain managed to open up after my initial report, with the Ace Number 3, the King Number 3 lift and the Center Four lifts eventually moving at Hirafu. For those that made it out though and braved the winds and snow, there were some really nice snow conditions to enjoy.

This morning there is another 10cm plus of fresh snow to report in the village. It's a generally cloudy and overcast kind of morning here with better visibility than we have had, and it is remaining cold at around -6 degrees now, while the snow is holding off for the moment. Winds have calmed down as well allowing for the ski lifts to operate as planned for the morning.

We have more lifts moving this morning and today is the first day of the season for the Hirafu Gondola and the Hanazono resort area. In fact we have all three gondolas operating today.

Hirafu are commenting that 26 of their 30 courses are now open with Hanazono reporting a snow depth on upper slopes of 220cm. The Kogen course now has a fair few items to play with in their Free Ride Park, so if table tops, boxes and rails are your thing, that's the place to head to.

Snowfall is still on the forecast through into middle of next week and we might have to watch out for the wind again tomorrow and Monday.


Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 2 Quad (Center Four)
Ace Number 3 Pair
King Number 3 Triple hooded
Hirafu Gondola
Holiday Number 1 Pair
Swinging Monkey

Niseko Annupuri
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 Quad
Jumbo No3 Pair

Niseko Village
Niseko Gondola
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Niseko Hanazono
All three lifts

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 190cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 100cm
Bottom - 90cm

Niseko Village
Top - 120cm
Bottom - 70cm

Niseko Hanazono
Top - 220cm
Bottom - 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:43am on Saturday 8th 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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December observed snowfall total 82cm - -
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