Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 4th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
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Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
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This report
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:40am
15cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8:49am 5cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 9:11am 1cm
Monday 1st December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 30th November 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Saturday 29th November 2014, 14:42pm 0cm
Friday 28th November 2014, 7:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 21cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 21cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 51cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 4th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a good morning from Hirafu with a good 15-20cm of fresh snow to report. Snowing since yesterday and a nice welcome to the morning with the snow outside the front door. Still, we don't have quite enough to get the ski lifts moving yet.

Resorts are of course on standby waiting to open up and will certainly do so as soon as they feel possible, but no confirmed news yet on when lifts might get going. Niseko Village are this morning reporting 30cm of snow at both base and top, while Annupuri just ask us to wait a bit longer. Niseko Grand Hirafu are reporting 10cm at base and 30cm at top and that an announcement will be made tomorrow.

All depends on the snow of course.

So how's that looking? Snowfall is forecast on and off over the next few days and over the weekend and beyond as well, though quite how much will fall... it looks more like a bit at a time rather than major dumpage.

I will of course update you tomorrow with what is actually happening.

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Planned opening dates for the different resort areas on the mountain:

Niseko Grand Hirafu - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Annupuri Kokusai - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Village - will open as soon as there's enough snow
Niseko Hanazono - Saturday 6th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 4th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts waiting for enough snow to open

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 4th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
4th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 5cm 1cm 2cm
2nd December 1cm 5cm 25cm
1st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
30th November 0cm 15cm 15cm
29th November 0cm 25cm 1cm
28th November 0cm 12cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 63cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 21cm 74cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 21cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total - 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 51cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
21cm
[51cm]
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[51cm]
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[51cm]
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[51cm]
-
[51cm]
-
[51cm]
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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