Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 8th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
OK
This report
Monday 8th December 2014, 9:16am
4cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 8:50am 40cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 8:30am 30cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 8:01am 10cm
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:40am 15cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8:49am 5cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 9:11am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 105cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 105cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 135cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Less than 5cm of fresh snow to report this morning and light snow falling but it has been easing now and again. Is that the sun I just saw through the clouds there just before? Maybe, but gone again now and snow falling again.

(Light?) snow showers forecast through the week but the most promising is looking likely to be as we get into the weekend.

More of the mountain is gradually opening up now, but we're still probably one dump away from being fully open.

Niseko Grand Hirafu have got their Gondola open now as well as the King Number 3 Triple and Swinging Monkey lifts, bringing with them more accessible terrain.

This now means that Grand Hirafu and Hanazono are now connected at the top.

(Hirafu, Village and Annupuri are not yet connected on the mountain and a shuttle bus is needed if you want to go between them).

Niseko Village also now have their Gondola moving and have opened up more courses.

I have added those new details to the listings below.

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Here's what's open this morning:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Courses: Family Course, Alpen, Detour for Beginners, Green, Center, Kokutai, Kogen, Number 2 Wall, Jumbo, Parallel, Setsuzoku.
Lifts: Ace Family Lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Ace Number 3 lift, Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 Triple lift, Swinging Monkey.

Niseko Hanazono
Courses: Stairway to Heaven, Silver Dream, Legend of Shinya, Yotei Sunset, Crystal Garden
Lifts: All 3 quad lifts operating

Niseko Village
Courses: Final Fling, Shaky Knees, Next Stage, Banzai, Cruiser, Don't Blink, beginners course from Gondola, Junkyard, Namara (part ungroomed), Jagaimo (ungroomed), Misoshiru (ungroomed)
Lifts: Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Courses: Paradise Course, Junior Course
Lifts: Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Nighta is scheduled to open from Saturday 13th December.

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Official snow depth numbers at the time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 130cm
Base - 75cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 80cm
Base - 50cm

Annupuri:
Top - 120cm
Base - 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for details

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 8th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
8th December 4cm 12cm 10cm
7th December 40cm 15cm 10cm
6th December 30cm 0cm 15cm
5th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
4th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 5cm 1cm 2cm
2nd December 1cm 5cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 105cm 33cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 105cm 91cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 105cm 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 135cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th December 2014
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
105cm
[135cm]
-
[135cm]
-
[135cm]
-
[135cm]
-
[135cm]
-
[135cm]
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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