Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 30th November 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 30th November 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now, snow is due
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Monday 30th November 2020, 7:44am
8cm
Saturday 28th November 2020, 9:22am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2020, 9:03am 0cm
Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:54am 5cm
Monday 23rd November 2020, 9:30am 1cm
Friday 20th November 2020, 10:23am 0cm
Thursday 12th November 2020, 8:24am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (November 2020) total: 62cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 62cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 30th November 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

There is a layer of snow on the ground this morning and we're looking all white once again. I am measuring 8cm and it is good quality stuff too, nice and light, though not yet enough for lifts at Annupuri to get moving.

We are forecast snow each day during this week and fingers crossed a larger number overnight tonight, so lets hope that things will now remain white and the base can start building up.

Right now it is mostly cloudy but there is actually some blue sky as well. The snow clouds should start moving in to do their stuff from later on. Perhaps even soon...

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As we patiently wait for more snowfall, I would like to recommend an interesting read.

Back in February 1972 the Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo City, and it marked the first time that they were held outside of Europe or the US. Faced with finding a suitable venue for the ski downhill races, they had to look outside of the city and ended up choosing the western slopes of Mt Eniwa. The problem was... there were no ski courses or lifts on Mt Eniwa. (Doh!)

So they went ahead and created what was effectively an Olympic-approved functioning ski area complete with ropeway, lift and various other infrastructure. (As you would!)

And then months after the Olympics were over, they took it all down.

Looking at the beautiful mountain nearly 50 years later, you'd never know.

It really is a fascinating story, and you can find out much more over on the SnowJapanHistory site (project of the guy who started SnowJapan):

1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics Courses (Mt Eniwa)


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Planned opening dates:

Niseko Annupuri: Opening as soon as there is enough snow
Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday 5th December 2020
Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 5th December 2020
Niseko Village: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Night skiing operations are planned from 19th December 2020 until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing at HANAZONO area.

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 30th November 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Annupuri plans to open as soon as is possible

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  2020/2021
*as of Monday 30th November 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
30th November 8cm 19cm 15cm
28th November 0cm 1cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 3cm 0cm
24th November 5cm 0cm 19cm
23rd November 1cm 0cm 25cm
20th November 0cm 18cm -
12th November 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 33cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 79cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total - 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total - 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total - 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 62cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
-
[62cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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]
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