Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 7th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow, cloud
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Base 5m/s; Top 15m/s
Generally poor
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Friday 7th December 2012, 9:42am
10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 139cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 72cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 7th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It was another wild ride yesterday with some very strong winds indeed. This morning it is a return to much colder conditions and while it is still very windy, it's somewhat less so than yesterday. The wind is still affecting lifts though with the Gondolas at both Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village not operating early on as planned - see below for a list up of which lifts are operating this morning.

So it's much colder this morning. When I got up it was closing in on -8C and right now it's not much warmer... Hirafu are reporting a temperature of -13C on their upper slopes early on. Brrrr. Wrap up well! And take care as well. With another 10cm or so of new snow since yesterday - and nice quality snow it is indeed - the runs should have a decent cover since that recent rainfall. But especially with the strong winds blowing things around it's not uniformly great and somewhat variable. There should be some very nice conditions to be found in places, I would imagine.

Oh yes, it's still snowing now as well. But just as I write this I can actually see a bit of sunlight peeking through from the clouds and I can see the bottom half of that famous mountain that we have in the area... that will likely just be a temporary break in the clouds though.

The forecast is still looking good moving forward with snow lined up each day into next week. Tomorrow perhaps won't be as cold as today but heavy snow is forecast and those winds are still going to be present.

Tomorrow should see the Niseko Hanazono resort area open for the first time this season.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 1 Pair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo No1 Quad

Niseko Village
Community Chair
Banzai Chair
Morino Chair

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 190cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 100cm
Bottom - 80cm

Niseko Village
Top - 120cm
Bottom - 70cm

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Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 8th December
Niseko Hanazono

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 7th 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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