Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th November 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Friday 30th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Friday 30th November 2018, 8:03am
15cm
Thursday 29th November 2018, 7:59am 1cm
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 8:09am 0cm
Tuesday 27th November 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Monday 26th November 2018, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 25th November 2018, 8:28am 18cm
Saturday 24th November 2018, 8:07am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 84cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 84cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Friday 30th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

1:45pm update:

I have waited as late as I can to make this update (I need to get myself somewhere else for the rest of the day).

The only news I have at the moment is that the Niseko Annupuri resort plans to have their Dream Number 1 quad lift operating from tomorrow morning in addition to what they have going today. That lift should be open 9:00am until 4:30pm. Dreamy! I'll be checking and updating all available information for my report tomorrow.

* All other info in this report remains as it was when first posted this morning.

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Original morning report:

Good morning from Niseko and here we are on the last day of November 2018.

Fresh snowfall news? I have measured 15cm of fresh snow to round off the month, bringing us to a total of 84cm of snowfall measured at base this season so far. I'll make more comments on that in my report on Monday.

So yes, it's good news this morning. It is definitely colder - the coldest yet this season - and great to see that fresh snow on the ground. As always, there should be more at higher elevations so there should be some fun to be had this morning.

Snow is forecast for today and tomorrow, perhaps easing off and clearing during Sunday.

Operations are still very limited and at the time of writing unchanged. Tomorrow of course the Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas plan to open for the season. There is no firm related news as of yet - or when we might see more of Hirafu and Annupuri opening - but I will update this report later on today if I have any more information to share.

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I had a good chat with the good folk down in Niigata who run SnowJapan and provide us with this wonderful platform, and they passed on some of your comments sent in for me. Thank you very much for the (mostly!) kind words of encouragement.

We have a long season ahead of us, but I ate large amounts of toast before enjoying a long down-time hibernation period, so I'm full of energy - ready and waiting for the daily project that is Niseko Now. I am very excited about it and will endeavour to bring you interesting reports every morning through until May 2019. Hopefully they will be full of fluffy snow stories. They will definitely be devoid of marketing cheese. For you newcomers, you may disagree with some of my comments (and my measurements to the nearest mm!) but you can always be 100% sure that I am writing truthfully and I won't be hiding anything from you... even if it's something that could be filed under 'bad news'.

If you ever wish to send any comments to me, you can do so using this form. Sadly, you can't send toast via email. The best way that you can help us all is to simply let other folk know about SnowJapan and our reports.

Arigato!

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Friday 30th November 2018

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Part open

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 90cm
- Base: 30cm

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 today):
- 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: 50cm
- Base: 20cm
- * Not updated yet today. One reason why my reports usually go live around 8:30 ;)

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 today):
- 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 tomorrow, Saturday 1st December

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Friday 30th November 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Annupuri are part open.

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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 Friday 30th November 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 30th 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 Friday 30th 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 Friday 30th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
30th November 15cm 5cm 10cm
29th November 1cm 0cm 9cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 21cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 27cm 3cm
25th November 18cm 25cm 25cm
24th November 19cm 8cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 86cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 84cm 179cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 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 84cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th 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]
84cm
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
-
[84cm]
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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