Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 2nd December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Sunday 2nd December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow has eased off, the sun is out
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 2nd December 2018, 8:25am
16cm
Saturday 1st December 2018, 8:30am 20cm
Friday 30th November 2018, 8:03am 15cm
Thursday 29th November 2018, 7:59am 1cm
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 8:09am 0cm
Tuesday 27th November 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Monday 26th November 2018, 8:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 118cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 36cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Sunday 2nd December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

A very happy Sunday morning to you.

With some heavy snowfall in particular during the morning yesterday, I have another 16cm to add since my last report. My friend at the resort was claiming 30cm up top, and I can believe that. Nice.

There is fine weather this morning. The sun is shining and while there is still some cloud around the forecasts seem to point to a fine, clear day. It's quite chilly early on but going to warm up into positive numbers again later on... and then more so tomorrow and Tuesday, perhaps getting as warm as 8-9C at base.

The less exciting news is that it is going to get warmer starting from later today and that warmer spell might last a few days. Once we get past that, though, the snow should be back falling from Wednesday and the end of the week is looking very promising.

Oh and welcome to the season, Shirakaba Course at Niseko Grand Hirafu and the Bonzai Chair lift at Niseko Village.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 2nd December 2018
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report!

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 115cm
- Base: 60cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Number 3 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey
- Ace Number 2 Center Four (for transport, last down at 4pm)
- Hirafu Gondola (for transport, last down at 4pm)

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 50cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Hanazono Number 1 quad
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad

Hirafu & Hanazono Courses open:
- Shirakaba Course
- Center Course
- Rinkan Course (lower area)
- Beginners Access
- Jumbo Course
- Yotei Sunset
- Parallel Course
- Silver Dream

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Niseko Annupuri
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 40cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 3 pair
- Dream Number 1 quad

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Niseko Village
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 50cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Upper Village Gondola
- Community Chair
- Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Sunday 2nd December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas are now part open.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 2nd December 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 2nd December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
2nd December 16cm 12cm 4cm
1st December 20cm 16cm 0cm
30th November 15cm 5cm 10cm
29th November 1cm 0cm 9cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 21cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 27cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 52cm 81cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 118cm 181cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 36cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total - 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 120cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
36cm
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
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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