Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderately strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 8:54am
53cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 9:35am 53cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:06am 23cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 9:15am 5cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:56am 22cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 8:38am 5cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 9:05am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 165cm
Last 14 reports (total): 195cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 195cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 415cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

How about another half metre of snow, everyone?!

The heavy snowfall has continued over the last 24 hours and it's almost getting difficult to keep up with it all. I heave measured in a few places and am logging 53cm (* updated) since my last report. The resort itself is reporting 50cm this morning.

And, snow continues to fall.

It's not due to let up until Tuesday!

There's a strong wind blowing at the moment and that is affecting the Number 13 lift (which is closed for the day officially due to strong winds and having to cope with all the snow) and it also looks like the Free Ride Park will be closed too.

Top conditions but visibility is low. All this new snowfall as well, extra care is needed mixed in with all the inevitable excitement.

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

Our message last week

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Operating status for the day at Madarao Kogen (at time of report):

- Number 1 lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 3A lift
- Super quad lift
- Number 11 lift
- Number 12 lift
- Number 15 lift
- Moving walkway
- Kids Park
- Snow Mobile Land

- River Line
- Powder Theater
- Adventure Aisle
- Crystal Bowl
- Ninja
- Rabbit

- Nighta at Madarao Kogen is every Saturday until 25th March (and also 8th January and 19th March)

Official snow depth:

- 250cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open! Though strong winds may affect some lifts this morning

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Sunday 15th January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Madarao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 53cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 53cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 23cm 0cm 2cm
12th January 5cm 2cm 40cm
11th January 22cm 10cm 10cm
10th January 5cm 0cm 2cm
9th January 4cm 14cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 165cm 26cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 195cm 59cm 142cm
November observed snowfall total 9cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 211cm 99cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 195cm 161cm 327cm
February observed snowfall total - 124cm 221cm
March observed snowfall total - 99cm 96cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 415cm 483cm 1055cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Madarao 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 9cm
[9cm]
211cm
[220cm]
195cm
[415cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
99cm
[99cm]
161cm
[260cm]
124cm
[384cm]
99cm
[483cm]
0cm
[483cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 5cm
[5cm]
406cm
[411cm]
327cm
[738cm]
221cm
[959cm]
96cm
[1055cm]
- -
2013/2014 season - 0cm
[0cm]
117cm
[117cm]
267cm
[384cm]
205cm
[589cm]
145cm
[734cm]
- -
2012/2013 season - 0cm
[0cm]
223cm
[223cm]
352cm
[575cm]
355cm
[930cm]
82cm
[1012cm]
0cm
[1012cm]
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  October November December January February March April May
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