Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th November 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:07am on Saturday 24th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Saturday 24th November 2018, 8:07am
19cm
Friday 23rd November 2018, 7:37am 25cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 10:43am 1cm
Wednesday 21st November 2018, 9:45am 3cm
Monday 19th November 2018, 13:25pm 0cm
Friday 16th November 2018, 10:45am 0cm
Monday 12th November 2018, 15:42pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 50cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 50cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:07am on Saturday 24th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And it most certainly is a good morning. The snow has continued since my last report yesterday morning and I have measured 19cm of fresh to add to the 25cm I reported yesterday.

Very nice!

And as I mentioned in my excite noon update yesterday (did you see that?), today is officially the first day of the 18/19 ski season here in the Niseko region with the Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area opening this morning, and the Niseko Annupuri resort will be following on from tomorrow.

Niseko Grand Hirafu themselves are this morning reporting 95cm of snow depth at peak and 65cm at base.

Terrain wise, what is available is very limited (details below). But with the fresh that has been delivered over the last few days I imagine conditions should be really good for some fine first turns of the season. Keep in mind that this suddenly-arrived snowfall is will essentially be our base for the season; the fresh snow is settling in and getting into place. And still not deep enough to cover everything up properly in places. Perhaps good that only a limited area will be open.

Expect some snow on and off today on the mountain (note: I can actually see blue skies away from the mountain currently), and then some milder conditions for a few days. There may even be some rain mixed in there.

Anyway, if you are lucky enough to be here for the opening this weekend, I hope that you can have fun and take care.

I will see you tomorrow.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu
Open from this morning

Ski lifts operating:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four Lift (8:30am until 3:10pm) * transport to the open area
- Ace Number 3 Pair Lift (8:40am until 3:30pm)
- The last quad lift down is at 4:00pm

Courses open:

- Center Course

1 day lift tickets (until 30th November):

- Adults: 2,000 yen
- Children and seniors: 1,000 yen
- Ticket valid only at Niseko Grand Hirafu


Niseko Annupuri
Open from Sunday 25th November 2018

Ski lifts operating:

- Annupuri Gondola (8:30am until 3:00pm) * transport to the open area
- Jumbo Number 3 Pair Lift (8:45am until 3:15pm)
- The last Gondola down is at 3:30pm

Courses open:

- Utopia Course

1 day lift tickets (until 30th November):

- Adults and seniors: 2,400 yen
- Children (up to 12): 1,400 yen
- Ticket valid only at Niseko Annupuri

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Niseko Village
Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Both Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas plan to open from Saturday 1st December.

Archive report: Posted at 8:07am on Saturday 24th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu is part open from today.
Niseko Annupuri will be part open from tomorrow.
Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO plan to open from 8th December.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 24th November 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th November 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 Saturday 24th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
24th November 19cm 8cm 6cm
23rd November 25cm 0cm 6cm
22nd November 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st November 3cm 21cm 1cm
19th November 0cm 17cm -
16th November 0cm 18cm 3cm
12th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 48cm 83cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 110cm 65cm
November observed snowfall total 50cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 50cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th November 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]
50cm
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
-
[50cm]
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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