Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 6th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 6th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Strong winds, sleet/snow
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 10m/s; Top 18m/s
Generally poor
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Thursday 6th December 2012, 9:47am
15cm
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 9:13am 10cm
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 3rd December 2012, 9:26am 2cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 8:48am 25cm
Saturday 1st December 2012, 9:26am 10cm
Friday 30th November 2012, 9:59am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 129cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 62cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 6th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Yesterday we had some decent snowfall in Niseko which helped to cover up the damage from that rain, and since my report in the morning a good 15cm.

It has been a rather mild morning so far - around +2C - and it will likely stay mild for the day. Earlier things were a bit calmer but in the last few hours some stronger winds have arrived and are again causing problems with lift operations at the open resorts. Hirafu has just the lower Ace Family Pair and Ace Number 1 Pair lifts operating, Niseko Village is operating the Community Chair and Banzai Chair, while Annupuri - at the time of writing - has suspended lift operations.

After today when we have the chance of more wet snow, we can expect colder temperatures and consistent snowfall into the next week or so. Those strong winds will probably always not be too far away as well...

Other resort news is that the Hirafu Gondola and the Hanazono resort area plan to open from Saturday 8th December. Nighta operations at Hirafu will also commence from 15th December, something that many people will be looking forward to.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 1 Pair

Niseko Annupuri
All lifts not operating due to wind

Niseko Village
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 170cm
Bottom - 70cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 95cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Village
Top - 110cm
Bottom - 70cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 6th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village resorts are part open.

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