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Niseko Now

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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Friday 6th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Friday 6th December 2019, 8:23am
21cm
Thursday 5th December 2019, 7:56am 19cm
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 8:21am 17cm
Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 8:12am 10cm
Monday 2nd December 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 1st December 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:00am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 67cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 152cm

A very good morning to you all from Hirafu.

I have more good news this morning after snow heavy snow overnight. I measured an additional 21cm of beautiful light fresh snow on the ground around my secret base lair.

It was great to see Niseko Grand Hirafu opening up yesterday and more opening up on the mountain including the Annupuri Gondola. So the upper Utopia course area is open at that resort, but like at Hirafu you can't ride the snow back down to base; rather, you need to get the lift back down.

Full details on what should be open this morning have been updated below. There's 9 lifts operating in total this morning. I would guess that there is a decent chance of more opening for the weekend.

It is very cold out there but there's already a lot of fun to be had and the snow will probably be easing off for the day.

Once I post this and have a quality toast top-up, I think I might make my own debut for the season... I can't wait any longer!

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Danger!! The Center Course at Niseko Grand Hirafu is only to be used by 'Exterts Only', according to the official site. :)

I have been known for typos too! Relayed with friendly humour and a general sense of fun and excitement for the start of the season, and most importantly the taps being turned to 'on'.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 6th December 2019
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
Subject to change!

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 125cm
- Base: 60cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Family quad (8:30am - 3:30pm)
- Ace Number 2 Center quad (8:30am - 3:10pm) [for transport to Ace 3 lift]
- Ace Number 3 pair (8:40am - 3:30pm)

Courses available:
- Family Course
- Center Course

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to open from Saturday

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 50cm
- Base: 20cm

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Niseko Annupuri
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 65cm
- Base: 50cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola (8:30am - 5:00pm)
- Dream Number 1 quad (8:30am - 4:30pm)
- Jumbo Number 3 pair (8:45am - 3:15pm)

Courses available:
- Utopia course
- Base beginners area

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Niseko Village
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 50cm
- Base: 35cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Upper Village Gondola (8:30am - 4:00pm)
- Village Express (8:00am - 4:00pm)
- Community Chair (11:00am - 4:00pm)
- Banzai Chair (8:30am - 4:00pm)

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas from Wednesday 11th December 2019. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of three of the four Niseko United resorts are now open - see above

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(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 6th December 2019
(View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 6th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
6th December 21cm 4cm 17cm
5th December 19cm 0cm 7cm
4th December 17cm 0cm 5cm
3rd December 10cm 0cm 16cm
2nd December 0cm 16cm 12cm
1st December 0cm 20cm 16cm
30th November 19cm 15cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 86cm 55cm 78cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 118cm 159cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 67cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total - 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total - 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 152cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
67cm
[152cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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