Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 1st December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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Sunday 1st December 2019, 8:31am
0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:00am 19cm
Friday 29th November 2019, 8:32am 10cm
Thursday 28th November 2019, 8:12am 1cm
Wednesday 27th November 2019, 8:49am 0cm
Tuesday 26th November 2019, 7:58am 3cm
Monday 25th November 2019, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 85cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 1st December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

No fresh snowfall to report this morning and as far as I can tell that area of Annupuri will once again be open.

Niseko Village is also opening their Upper Village Gondola and Village Express lifts this morning. I have to admit though, it is unclear to me at this moment what exactly is open over there. They teased 'Who's ready to feel the powder?' yesterday, which I had a bit of a chuckle about... hopefully I'll fill you in on some actual information tomorrow.

(My annoyance with marketing messaging has not declined in the last year, folks!)

I was looking back at my report from 1st December last year - there seemed to be much more was going on, which was a bit annoying to see. This season I will of course be bringing you as many details as I can, but we need stuff to be open for me to do that. Doh!

I am happy to see that the current forecast is looking very encouraging, so lets hope there is a lot of snow to be reported in the coming week.

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It was interested to see how I have clocked up 85cm of snowfall so far this season (through until the end of November), and the corresponding number last season was 84cm. Just goes to show that just looking at the numbers can be somewhat misleading. A look at the last 7 seasons gives us a bit of a wider view...

Observed snowfall at base up until the end of November

This season: 85cm
2018-2019 season: 84cm
2017-2018 season: 188cm
2016-2017 season: 110cm
2015-2016 season: 61cm
2014-2015 season: 30cm
2013-2014 season: 123cm
2012-2013 season: 118cm

Take a look at 2017-2018! I remember reporting on that with some considerable excitement! I can't vividly remember 2014-2015. ;)

You can view all of these statistics at the bottom of this page, and if you click on the Snowfall Analysis button (above) there's a lot more information. And of course there are tons of archive daily reports to read if you like. They can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Benri!

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6-day snow and weather forecast

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Planned opening dates:

Niseko Annupuri

- 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Lower beginner course open; all other courses closed
- Dream quad lift operating
- 2,500 yen for adult; 1,500 yen for child

Niseko Grand Hirafu

As soon as there is enough snow

Niseko Village

- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Saturday 7th December 2019

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Night time operations will be available at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resorts. That is planned daily between Wednesday 11th December 2019 and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

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Lift ticket prices depend on the period - Early, Regular or Spring Season:

Early Season = Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Tuesday 10th December 2019
Regular Season = Wednesday 11th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Spring Season = Monday 23rd March 2020 until Wednesday 6th May 2020

You can find updated lift ticket prices on the ski resort pages within SnowJapan (links above).

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 1st December 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Annupuri lower slope is open. Lower area of Niseko Village is open but unable to find details at time of writing (sorry)

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 1st December 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 1st December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
1st December 0cm 20cm 16cm
30th November 19cm 15cm 5cm
29th November 10cm 1cm 0cm
28th November 1cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 21cm
26th November 3cm 0cm 27cm
25th November 0cm 18cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 33cm 54cm 94cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 102cm 177cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 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 85cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
0cm
[85cm]
- - - - -
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]
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