Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Friday 7th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, light snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Friday 7th December 2018, 7:57am
2cm
Thursday 6th December 2018, 8:10am 4cm
Wednesday 5th December 2018, 8:14am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 42cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 126cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Friday 7th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Just 2cn of fresh snow to report from base this morning.

It has been just 'light' snowfall, but we are all hoping that today that will change... and that I will be able to bring you some more exciting numbers due over the next few days.

Snow please!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 5am: -5℃, NE5m/s, 2cm of new snow. Goshiki Onsen: -6℃, NE8m/s, 10cm ne snow, light development of snowdrift. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: ENE9m/s, Kamui cape 1012hPa, 0.7m waves. Resort data n/a.

The snowpack at 800m is around 60cm thick. 2 layer of granular snow (20cm & 30cm) are present above the surface. Cornice development is minimal. A strong winter pressure distribution is forecasted once the low-pressure moves east and snow & wind will pick up as it does. Bushes are yet to be buried under 1000m elevation and the off-piste is not good to ride.

The snow will eventually come, all we can do it wait for it.

The 22nd Niseko Avalanche Meeting will be held at the Niseko Chomin Center from 6:30pm today.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 7th 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: 80cm
- Base: 25cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Number 3 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey
- Ace Number 2 Center Four (for transport to open area)
- Hirafu Gondola (for transport to open area)

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: -cm
- Base: 20cm

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

Hirafu & Hanazono Courses open:
- Shirakaba Course
- Center Course
- Beginners Access
- Jumbo Course
- Yotei Sunset
- Parallel Course

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Niseko Annupuri
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 40cm
- Base: 20cm

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: 50cm
- Base: 25cm

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 7:57am on Friday 7th December 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas are part open as we wait for more snow.

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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 Friday 7th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 7th December 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th 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 Friday 7th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
7th December 2cm 5cm 4cm
6th December 4cm 17cm 6cm
5th December 0cm 7cm 0cm
4th December 0cm 5cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 16cm 3cm
2nd December 16cm 12cm 4cm
1st December 20cm 16cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 78cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 164cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 42cm 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 126cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th 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]
42cm
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
-
[126cm]
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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