Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 24th November 2017
Thursday 29th November 2012, 9:20am
Cloud, wet snow
Did I mention the chance of rain yesterday? Well, sadly, we did get some rain fall overnight, but I am happy to report that it has turned into snow and so just a dusting to report this morning. Currently the temperature is hovering around 1C.
Rewind back to yesterday though and some fantastic conditions to report. Some good powder to be found out there and the weather was co-operating too with clear skies and the sun out for a large part of the day. Fabulous. It almost sounds like a cliche already, but it really is hard to believe that we are still in November. We'll just have to see how the rest of the season stacks up, but it is most certainly a good start.
Like we did last year, we'll be giving you some official snowfall numbers for Kutchan town, as well as the snowfall we observe ourselves and the resort snow depths just so we can try to compare things. Once we click over into December I'll round up November as we move forward.
So, today. Like I said just a dusting of snow really and a wet kind of snow falling early on. Better than rain for sure and hopefully will soon be of a more desirable quality. There's more of a wind than yesterday out there as well. Things should get colder as the day moves on and it should be snowing into the weekend.
From Saturday 1st December, Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to have the King Number 3 Triple lift and the Ace Family Pair lift moving in addition to what is already open, so we are gradually seeing more of the mountain open up.
And of course Saturday also sees the opening of the Niseko Village part of the mountain.
Not much news to report for you this morning from Hakuba really. It is a cloudy morning here. The snow that we had on the ground in the village is now once again disappearing and the lower slopes are looking patchy once again. Lift operations are again unchanged at the places that are open at the moment.
So we are just waiting for more snowfall really. Perhaps a dusting up top aside later today - rain in village? - it looks like Friday night into Saturday is still the time to look for that snow to arrive. Saturday should be snowy and then as we get into next week as well, so hopefully more will be able to open up. Will post such news when I get it.