Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 4th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 4th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain clouds
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's raining
wind condition
S
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Tuesday 4th December 2018, 8:29am
0cm
Monday 3rd December 2018, 8:01am 0cm
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
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 8:29am on Tuesday 4th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Oh dear.

We were expecting this, of course, but rain and warmth isn't what we want. But it is what we got.

All the news reports were going on about it last night, as you might expect, with all sorts of annoying new records being set like the warmest December day in Sapporo in nearly 30 years (or something like that). I was trying to cover my ears! I would imagine those records are going to be refreshed again today, surely.

I don't have any specific resort operation changes to report, though this weather cannot be helping the snow out there on the slopes that are open.

Perhaps once 'Nature' gets this frankly silly weather out of its system, we can click into full-on winter.

The forecast is good for once we get over this warm bump. Temps should be back down from tomorrow and then stay down - really down over the weekend! - with large amounts of snow set to be delivered.

That sounds good to me.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 4th 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: 95cm
- Base: 30cm

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: 95cm
- Base: 30cm

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: 30cm

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: 30cm

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

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Night time operations are planned to begin at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas from Tuesday 11th December.

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 4th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are part open. Waiting for more snow to open up more.

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(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 4th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
4th December 0cm 5cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 16cm 3cm
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
Previous 7 days total 52cm 54cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 118cm 156cm 67cm
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 Tuesday 4th 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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