Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 30th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Started snowing again!
wind condition
0-5m/s (W) Hirafu
Generally poor
This report
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:45am
0cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 10:01am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:35am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 8:50am 25cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 8:23am 45cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 8:14am 20cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 8:12am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 115cm
Last 14 reports (total): 223cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 479cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 509cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new cm of snow to report again this morning and another relatively mind start to the day. I am in the Hanazono area now and it has started snowing and actually coming down quite nicely.

It's fairly calm this morning with all areas planned to be open as normal.

We always want more snow of course. Niseko is an extremely popular place for good reason, but that popularity also means that it gets tracked out rather quickly compared to lots of other places around Japan! So it's lucky that we get such regular topups of snow and that dry periods are not the norm. It remains to be seen how much we get falling today but the forecasts have us down for snow later on tomorrow and over the New Year as well. Expect very cold conditions over the New Year as well.

New Years Eve tomorrow, I can hardly believe it!

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Resort specific news at time of writing - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Looks set to be open as planned.

Niseko Hanazono:
Looks set to be open as planned.

Niseko Village:
Looks set to be open as planned after a slightly late opening.

Niseko Annupuri:
Looks set to be open as planned.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base: -3C, mild wind and no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -5C, SW5m/s and no snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: SW5m/s, -5C and no snowfall. Hirafu 1000m: NE5m/, -6C, no snowfall and good visibility. Coastal data: Benkei cape NNW11m/s, Kamui cape NE2m/s, 1004hPa and flat ocean.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is small and the mountain is in a calm state. Gate 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 will open from the morning. Ask the ski patrol’s advice before stepping out of the gates.

The freedom of out of bounds riding in Niseko is based on the assumption that everyone respects the Niseko Rules. Continuous violation of the Rules; ducking ropes, will not only make the regulations more strict, but will also raise the chance of accidents to occur. Do not enter the strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh snow and always be extra prudent in the backcountry.

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Official snow depth numbers and any notes at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 260cm
Base - 135cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 200cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 185cm
Base - 150cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift
(There is no night skiing at the Hanazono area)

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 30th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
30th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 20cm 5cm
28th December 0cm 15cm 15cm
27th December 25cm 5cm 20cm
26th December 45cm 2cm 30cm
25th December 20cm 5cm 0cm
24th December 25cm 35cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 115cm 92cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 223cm 112cm 209cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 479cm 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 509cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 30th 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
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30cm
[30cm]
479cm
[509cm]
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[509cm]
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[509cm]
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[509cm]
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[509cm]
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[509cm]
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]
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