Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 26th November 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Monday 26th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clearing up nicely
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Monday 26th November 2018, 8:29am
0cm
Sunday 25th November 2018, 8:28am 18cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 68cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 68cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Monday 26th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu base.

As I started putting this report together (just before 8am) there was lot of cloud around still, but as the lifts get moving at 8:30am there are increasingly blue skies and the sun is out. It feels like it is going to be a nice day. Look for a high temperature as high as +5C in base areas.

Not so much of a nice day yesterday weather wise. No fresh cm of snowfall to report to you since my last report and unfortunately I have to report rainfall and milder temperatures. Hold on a sec, let me dust off that looking-on-the-bright-side 'it's good for the base' comment. (Actually, it is!) :)

Probably less excite is the snow conditions for skiing which I imagine will probably be rather heavy and slushy, but I am sure it will still be early season fun. And of course, we need to remember that it is still November. Talking of which...

I have measured a total of 68cm of snowfall so far this season. Not bad. Last season, under the same conditions, that number (at the end of November) was a whopping 188cm. Last year was a really special start of course.

I was just refreshing my memory and looking back at my report about November 2017 and thought some of you might be similarly interested - here it is

Anyway, I will post similar 'analysis' of the numbers in a report early next month. I really enjoy putting those together.

Tomorrow is also going to be a rather warm day; more so than today. Thankfully, we should be back to colder conditions and fresh snow arriving beyond that.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 95cm
- Base: 40cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Ace Number 2 Center Four Lift (8:30am until 3:10pm) * transport to the open course 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
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 70cm
- Base: 40cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Annupuri Gondola (8:30am until 3:00pm) * transport to the open course 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 the Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas plan to open from Saturday 1st December

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Monday 26th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are both part open. Details above.

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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 Monday 26th November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 26th November 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th 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 Monday 26th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th November 0cm 27cm 3cm
25th November 18cm 25cm 25cm
24th November 19cm 8cm 6cm
23rd November 25cm 0cm 6cm
22nd November 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st November 3cm 21cm 1cm
19th November 0cm 17cm -
Previous 7 days total 66cm 110cm 44cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 162cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 68cm 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 68cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th 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]
68cm
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
-
[68cm]
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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