Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd January 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 22nd January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Just cloudy now, snow due
wind condition
S-SW 4m/s (Hirafu)
Fair, limited higher
This report
Thursday 22nd January 2015, 8:15am
0cm
Wednesday 21st January 2015, 8:22am 15cm
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 8:32am 15cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:33am 12cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 8:26am 15cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 8:20am 4cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 8:26am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 121cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 224cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 773cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 22nd January 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No snowfall this morning to report from Niseko.

It's just a cloudy-overcast kind of start to the day here, with foggy conditions holding up most of the top lifts apparently. Gates are scheduled to open again though today.

A calm morning with not much of a wind.

Fresh snowfall isn't far off of course and it should be snowing from today through until Saturday and hopefully a decent amount of fresh coming overnight, so I'm looking forward to bringing you news of that tomorrow morning.

For the moment take care out there, know where you're going and have a fun day.

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Resort specific news at time of writing - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts delayed opening due to foggy conditions.
'Early Morning' lift available daily until 1st February (for 500 yen, Ace Quad Number 2 lift from 8am until 8:20am).

Niseko Hanazono:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Top Wonderland lift delayed opening due to foggy conditions.
'Early Morning Gondola' available Saturdays and Sundays until February 8th (for 1300 yen, Gondola open from 7:30am until 8:30am).

Niseko Annupuri:
Top Jumbo Number 4 lift delayed opening due to foggy conditions.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -5C, no snowfall and calm. Moiwa 800m: calm, -7C, no snowfall. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 230cm. Hirafu 1000m: mild wind, -7C, no snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape SSE2m/s, Kamui cape SSW8m/s, 1020hPa, 0.6m waves.

A calm morning without wind or snowfall. About 2000 people stepped out of the peak gates yesterday, but not a single accident has been reported. Hard to believe it, it’s almost a miracle.

According to observations and snowfall transitions, the general avalanche risk is low today. Gates will open from the morning. There is no 100% safety in the mountain, but most accidents can be avoided with modest and respectful attitude towards the mountain.

A storm is forecasted to pick up tonight, make sure to be back in time.

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Official snow depth numbers and any notes at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 355cm
Base - 155cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 270cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 22nd January 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts on mountain are open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 22nd January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
22nd January 0cm 15cm 0cm
21st January 15cm 5cm 3cm
20th January 15cm 3cm 10cm
19th January 12cm 2cm 35cm
18th January 15cm 0cm 32cm
17th January 4cm 10cm 20cm
16th January 0cm 25cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 60cm 120cm
Previous 14 days total 121cm 230cm 240cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total - 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 773cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko 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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
224cm
[773cm]
-
[773cm]
-
[773cm]
-
[773cm]
-
[773cm]
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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