Furano Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 23rd December 2012

Furano Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:49am on Sunday 23rd December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Light Snow
Base temp:
-13°C

Top temp:
-16°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
1 m/s
Fair
This report
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:49am
5cm
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 15:51pm 5cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 9:58am 2cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 9:31am 5cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 9:34am 10cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 11:01am 5cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 12:26pm 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 117cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 186cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:49am on Sunday 23rd December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

We're off to a cold start this morning in Furano. The thermometer bottomed out at bone-chilling -20 overnight, and we're just now rebounding to a chilly -13. Afternoon highs should break into the minus single digits. The good news is that all this cold is wringing out the moisture content in the air like a sponge, and the dry, powder-like flakes that Furano is famous for are coming down soft and lovely. At the moment, we've seen nothing but a light dusting of around 2-3cm, but the snow is forecast to continue throughout the day. Perhaps we'll see some significant accumulation.

The Kitanomine Zone Gondola is up and running as of yesterday, and almost all of the courses on the mountain are now available for skiing. However, the Todomatsu Course in Furano Zone is closed off to the public until 4PM today. Kitanomine's Giant Course and Kids Area opened yesterday and today, respectively, so there's something for everyone from beginners to experts. It looks like Kitanomine Zone just might be where the action is today.


Here's the latest official information from the ski resort.

2012/12/23 12/23(Sunday) Ski Lift and Course Operations [7:45AM]
[Snow Levels]
Upper Mountain - 110cm
Lower Mountain - 70cm

[Furano Zone Lift Operations]

Furano Ropeway - 8:30-15:00
Furano Downhill High Speed Lift #1 - 9:00-20:00
Furano Downhill Romance Lift #2 - 8:45-15:00
Furano Downhill Romance Lift #3 - 9:00-15:00
Prince Romance Lift - 8:30-16:00
Beginner Lesson Zone - 10:00-15:30


[Kitanomine Zone Lift Operations]

Kitanomine High Speed Lift #1 - 8:30-20:00
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2 - 8:45-15:00
Kitanomine Gondola - 9:00-15:00
Link Lift - 9:00-15:00
Beginner Lesson Zone - 9:00-15:00

Archive report: Posted at 10:49am on Sunday 23rd December 2012
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Lift operations:
Furano Ropeway
Downhill High Speed Lift #1
Downhill Romance #2
Downhill Romance #3
Prince Lift
Open courses:
Sailer Course
Spies Course
Panorama
Technical
Prince
Ropeway Course

Kitanomine Zone:
Kitanomine High Speed Lift #1
Kitanomine Romance Lift #2
Link Course Lift
Kitanomine Gondola

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  2012/2013
*as of Sunday 23rd December 2012
2011/2012
Season
2010/2011
Season
23rd December 5cm - -
22nd December 5cm - -
20th December 2cm - -
19th December 5cm - -
18th December 10cm - -
17th December 5cm - -
16th December 15cm 5cm -
Previous 7 days total 47cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 87cm 72cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 69cm 89cm -
December observed snowfall total 117cm 129cm -
January observed snowfall total - - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 186cm 218cm 0cm
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