Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:23am on Monday 10th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light - moderate snow
wind condition
Base 2m/s; Top 10m/s
Fair-poor
This report
Monday 10th December 2012, 9:23am
40cm
Sunday 9th December 2012, 9:30am 20cm
Saturday 8th December 2012, 9:43am 10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 105cm
Last 14 reports (total): 179cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 142cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 260cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Monday 10th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's going to be deep today.

It seems as though many mountainous regions of Japan has been on the receiving end of some decent snowfall the last few days and Niseko isn't disppointing either. There's 40cm or so of new snow to report this morning in village - more and less in places - and there will surely be half a metre fallen in places on mountain. It's not as cold as it was yesterday and around -3C at the moment, but wind is still causing some issues with lifts this morning.

At the time of writing, the King Number 3 Triple hooded lift at Hirafu and the Hanazono Number 3 Quad hooded lift at Hanazono are not operating due to wind conditions on the mountain. Hirafu now has the Miharashi course open and a total of 27 of their 30 courses open to slide down.

Over at Annupuri, the Jumbo Number 2 and 3 pair lifts and having a late start as the resort move snow. The Annupuri Gondola is also closed for mainatence.

Yesterday the Niseko Gondola was running slow in the afternoon, but seems to be moving normally this morning.

The resorts seem to be being rather conservative with their snow numbers today, even when considering that 50cm of new snowfall doesn't always mean that those numbers will jump by 50cm for a number of reasons - compacting, etc.

The weekend perhaps wasn't as busy as people were expecting, but that probably has something to do with the fact that we have so much terrain open so early in the season. Things should start getting busier each week now, especially at the weekends.

We should see the snow clouds remain with us through tomorrow with perhaps an easing up mid-week.

Bottom line though is that today should be nice and very deep with some fine conditions out there. Enjoy if you can.

Lifts Operating (at time of writing)

Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair
Ace Number 2 Quad (Center Four)
Ace Number 3 Pair
Hirafu Gondola
Holiday Number 1 Pair
Swinging Monkey

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo No1 Quad
Jumbo No3 Pair
Jumbo No4 Pair

Niseko Village
Niseko Gondola
Community Chair
Banzai Chair

Niseko Hanazono
All three lifts

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu
Top - 230cm
Bottom - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 140cm
Bottom - 115cm

Niseko Village
Top - 140cm
Bottom - 90cm

Niseko Hanazono
Top - 230cm
Bottom - 110cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Monday 10th December 2012
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village and Niseko Hanazono now all part-mostly open.

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