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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 3:42pm on Monday 12th November 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy with...
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...rain
wind condition
S
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Monday 12th November 2018, 3:42pm
0cm
Thursday 1st November 2018, 7:23am 2cm
Friday 19th October 2018, 13:39pm 0cm
Sunday 6th May 2018, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 5th May 2018, 7:56am 0cm
Friday 4th May 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (November 2018) total: 2cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 2cm

Good afternoon all.

I thought I would post an update today as we are now less than two weeks before the planned opening dates of Hirafu and Annupuri.

Unfortunately I don't have the snowy news that you will be wanting to hear. Don't shout at me...

It has actually been a bit warmer than usual since my last report with no further snowfall down here. If you are in Japan you might well have heard on the national news over the last week or so that the lack of 'hatsu-yuki' (first snowfall of the season) in the plains of Hokkaido (for example, Sapporo) is getting to be much later than usual. I think I heard on the news the other night that it is the latest it has been for around 30 years - and we're still waiting for that. Of course, snowfall here in the Niseko region is what we are most interested in, but I thought I would mention it.

It's raining today with a high of around +7 degrees.

Hmmm. It's still very early of course, so of course there is absolutely no need to panic. Stay calm and eat toast!

The forecast does show temperatures dipping by the weekend with the chance of snow on the mountains. So keep your eyes on them. Here's the one for Hirafu:

Niseko Grand Hirafu forecast

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The official planned opening dates of the ski resorts are as follows:

- Niseko Grand Hirafu: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Annupuri: Friday 23rd November 2018
- Niseko Village: Saturday 1st December 2018
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday 1st December 2018

I will be here with you every day of the 2018-2019 ski season once it kicks off.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts hope to get moving on Friday 23rd November

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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 12th November 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th November 0cm - -
1st November 2cm - -
19th October 0cm - -
6th May 0cm 0cm -
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 0cm 48cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 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 2cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th November 2018
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 0cm
[0cm]
2cm
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
-
[2cm]
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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