Madarao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 17th January 2017

Madarao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds remain
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-5m/s
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:01am
31cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 9:12am 42cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 229cm
Last 14 reports (total): 261cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 268cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 488cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

More snow. And lots of it. It just keeps on coming.

Another foot of snow since the report yesterday and we will be getting more today though it is expected to ease off somewhat as we finally get past this strong winter storm. If the forecasts are correct there should even be clearer skies and sunshine above us tomorrow which should make for perfect conditions in all respects.

Don't worry though (not that you are with what we have received this last week!), but after that snow is due to return Friday-Saturday.

On a serious note the resort has made a note asking visitors to stay within the resort boundaries at the moment. We've had a really huge amount of snowfall over the last week. Conditions are deep - really, that's not just a marketing word! - and potentially in places extremely dangerous. Poor visibility certainly is not helping either. The resort is doing a fine job working with the snow on the official course areas, and the snow quality is excellent. For the moment at least it is very wise to remain and have your fun in those areas.

Looks like the Number 3 lift is resting, taking a break from coping with all the snow perhaps. The Number 13 lift is due to open but may be late.

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

- Number 1 lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Super quad lift
- Number 11 lift
- Number 12 lift
- Number 13 lift
- Number 15 lift
- Moving walkway
- Kids Park

- River Line
- Powder Theater
- Adventure Aisle
- Crystal Bowl
- Ninja
- Sawa
- Rabbit
- Kamoshika
- Bear

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

Official snow depth:

- 270cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Tuesday 17th January 2017
The latest Madarao Now report can be found here

Madarao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open!

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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Madarao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Madarao Now reports up until Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th 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 Tuesday 17th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th January 31cm 0cm 20cm
16th January 42cm 0cm 15cm
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
Previous 7 days total 229cm 12cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 261cm 59cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total 9cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 211cm 99cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 268cm 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 488cm 483cm 1055cm
Madarao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 17th 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]
268cm
[488cm]
- - - -
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]
-
  October November December January February March April May
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