Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 25th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
N 5m/s - N 16m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:30am
7cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:26am 21cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:16am 1cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:31am 16cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:30am 6cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:22am 5cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 8:31am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 163cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 757cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone on this very cold morning here in Niseko.

I have already spoken to a handful of locals and the talk of the town appears to be that it is 'the coldest morning of the season', and I do not doubt it.

After a very fine day yesterday, overnight there has been just over 7cm of snowfall here at base to add to my report. While it's not a huge number, it's top quality snow so conditions should be very tasty out there this morning.

Snow is falling as I write the report and it's there on the forecast over the coming days and into next week so we can expect consistent snow - how much? We'll just have to see day by day.

I always say I'd ideally like around 25-30cm most nights, followed by some blue skies in a morning - that sounds just about perfect to me. Let's have some of that.

Unfortunately, strong winds might well mess with lift operations and gate openings again today. Indeed at the start of the day a number of lifts are on hold. As always, please see the updated info for individual resorts below. Correct as of 8:30am.

Be sure to wrap up enough this morning; it's going to be very cold out there. Wouldn't want that the cold to spoil the excite fun!

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By the way, on the third photo below, you can't see Mt Yotei this morning. (You can when it's clear).

That large Mt Yotei-like white shape on the right hand side is an impressive pile of snow. ;)

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Thursday 25th January 2018

Resort specific information (at time of report & subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from King Number 2) are generally operating
- Ace Number 3 & 4, King Number 3 & 4 and Hanazono Number 3 lifts on hold at the start of the day due to wind
- 'Early Morning' services from 8:00am until 8:20am (Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift). Until 28th January. 500 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 375cm
- Base: 170cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are generally operating
- Annupuri Gondola, Jumbo 3 and Jumbo 4 lifts are on hold at start of the day due to wind

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 180cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) are generally operating
- Niseko Gondola and top Wonderland Chair lift on hold at start of the day due to wind
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola). January 27th-28th; February 3rd-4th. 1,400 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 180cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 25th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open - top lifts affected by wind. See above.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 25th January 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 25th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
25th January 7cm 9cm 0cm
24th January 21cm 12cm 0cm
23rd January 1cm 9cm 12cm
22nd January 16cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 6cm 0cm 14cm
20th January 5cm 9cm 1cm
19th January 8cm 1cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 40cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 96cm 152cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 163cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 757cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th January 2018
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 - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
163cm
[757cm]
- - - -
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]
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