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Niseko Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:08am on Tuesday 17th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue sky, bit of sun right now
Max temp:
-4°C

Min temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not right now
wind condition
NE 2m/s - NE 6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:08am
4cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:36am 8cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 8:31am 1cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:30am 13cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:07am 18cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:10am 12cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:31am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 76cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 369cm

Morning from Niseko.

Yesterday most of the top areas of the resorts remained closed because of the strong winds so access was limited - and untouched.

This morning I have 4cm of fresh snow to report. If I didn't have to go to Sapporo today, I think I'd by trying to head up to those upper areas first thing.

It is colder once again and for the moment just mostly cloudy. There is a bit of blue sky showing away from the mountain though and some sunshine breaking through at times.

I need to post my report earlier than usual and so no 'at time of opening' status confirmation but I would expect the top areas today to be open.

The next snowfall due perhaps tomorrow night into Thursday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

There is no report today.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas appear to be planning to open as normal. Check with resorts!

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 17th January 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 260cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Village
Top - 200cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 210cm
Base - 120cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Should be open as normal this morning

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Reports on Tuesday 18th
Some of the Now reports may be delayed on Tuesday 18th January due to some technical issues being seen to. Apologies in advance.
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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 Tuesday 17th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 17th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Niseko 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 Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 17th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th January 4cm 31cm 4cm
16th January 8cm 17cm 0cm
15th January 1cm 24cm 0cm
14th January 13cm 15cm 0cm
13th January 18cm 23cm 1cm
12th January 12cm 12cm 20cm
11th January 8cm 11cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 133cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 214cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 76cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total - 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 369cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko 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 Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
76cm
[369cm]
-
[369cm]
-
[369cm]
-
[369cm]
-
[369cm]
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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