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Niseko Now

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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Sunday 4th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some breaks
Max temp:
4°C

Min temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W 2m/s - S 6m/s
visibility condition
Varied, likely to improve
This report
Sunday 4th December 2016, 8:46am
0cm
Saturday 3rd December 2016, 8:27am 3cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 8:31am 4cm
Thursday 1st December 2016, 8:22am 0cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 8:27am 10cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 8:09am 9cm
Monday 28th November 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 67cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 7cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 119cm

No new snowfall to report to you this morning, as expected after the lovely day yesterday. The blue skies remained with a few more clouds showing up as the day went on. But a fine day weather wise and it was fun to try the new hooded quad lift.

This morning it is milder once again and while things started off more overcast right now to the east there are some breaks in the cloud and it looks like the sun is trying to make an appearance and that may well happen. There's still a bit of a wind blowing about at times/in places but not enough to affect the planned lift operations at the resorts.

We're still looking at the mild conditions to continue until around Tuesday when hopefully it will be getting colder and lots of snow will start falling from the skies. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime have a fun Sunday, and see you tomorrow.

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What is planned to be open today?

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono

Lifts planned to be operating:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Hirafu Gondola
- King Number 3 triple
- Swinging Monkey
- Hanazono 1 quad
- Hanazono 2 quad
- Hanazono 3 quad

Courses planned to be open:

- Beginners access course
- Shirakaba course
- Center course
- Jumbo course
- Rinkan course (upper area closed)
- Parallel course
- Silver Dream
- Stairway to Heaven
- Setsuzoku course
- Crystal Garden
- Renraku course
- Yotei Sunset

Niseko Annupuri

Lifts planned to be operating:

- Jumbo Number 3 pair
- Annupuri Gondola

Courses planned to be operating:

- Utopia

Niseko Village

Lifts planned to be operating:

- Community Chair
- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express (used as a connection)

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 4th December 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 102cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Village
Top - 30cm
Base - 10cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 55cm
Base - 30cm

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Planned season dates for the four main Niseko United ski resorts:

Niseko Grand Hirafu: until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Annupuri: until Sunday 7th May 2017
Niseko Hanazono: until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Niseko Village: until Sunday 2nd April 2017

Night skiing is planned from Saturday 10th December until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Village resort areas.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for a list up of what is open

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 4th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th December 0cm 5cm 15cm
3rd December 3cm 0cm 5cm
2nd December 4cm 0cm 1cm
1st December 0cm 14cm 0cm
30th November 10cm 20cm 0cm
29th November 9cm 15cm 0cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 54cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 67cm 80cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 7cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total - 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total - 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 119cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 4th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
7cm
[119cm]
-
[119cm]
-
[119cm]
-
[119cm]
-
[119cm]
-
[119cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
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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