Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Tuesday 8th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Some cloud, fine - clearing up?
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
2-5m/s
Good
This report
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 8:34am
7cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:32am 15cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 9:10am 18cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 8:31am 14cm
Friday 4th December 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:13am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 126cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 73cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 137cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Tuesday 8th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello everyone and this morning there is less cloud than there has been the last few snowy days - better visibility and more views to enjoy.

There has been another 7cm of snowfall since my last report here at base and no doubt more on the mountain.

We are expecting today to be fine weather-wise. The clouds should clear somewhat, the sun might well make an appearance (perhaps an extended appearance) and wind shouldn't be an issue. A very fine morning to enjoy some riding.

Milder temperatures are forecast for the rest of this week and it would seem we are going to have to make do with the snow that we have as there's not much promise of snow on the forecast through until at least the end of the weekend.

Today more of the courses at the resorts are open. It's not easy keeping track of exactly what is open early season! I've tried to keep a track on that information below - and will be very happy when it's an 'all open' situation.

Note that the skiable connection between the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resorts is not yet open.

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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 Family pair
- Ace Number 2 Quad Center Four
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Hirafu Gondola (for transport)
- King Number 3 triple
- Swinging Monkey
Courses planned to be open:
- Family Course
- Kogen Course
- Boyo Course
- Alpen Course
- Beginners access
- Center Course
- Shirakaba Course
- Green Course
- Rinkan Course (lower part)
- Jumbo Course
- Kokutai Course
- Holiday Course
- Connecting Course

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Lifts planned to be running:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad (for transport)
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad
Courses planned to be open:
- Parallel Course
- Silver Dream (upper part)
- Stairway to Heaven
- Setsuzoku course
- Legend of Shinya
- Crystal Garden
- Yotei Sunset (ungroomed)

Niseko Village
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Lifts planned to be operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair
Courses planned to be open:
- Utopia
- Shirakaba
- Paradise
- Junior
- Family
- Dynamic

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'Nighta' should be starting on Saturday 12th December 2015.
Nighta is available at Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri (none in the Niseko Hanazono area)

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 160cm
Base - 70cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 80cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 70cm
Base - 70cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Tuesday 8th December 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

More of the mountain gradually opening - see report for more details

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 8th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
8th December 7cm 4cm 12cm
7th December 15cm 40cm 15cm
6th December 18cm 30cm 0cm
5th December 14cm 10cm 0cm
4th December 5cm 15cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 5cm 1cm
2nd December 0cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 59cm 105cm 33cm
Previous 14 days total 126cm 105cm 91cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 73cm 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 137cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 8th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
73cm
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
-
[137cm]
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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