Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 28th January 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Tuesday 28th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-12m/s (Hirafu)
Generally poor
This report
Tuesday 28th January 2014, 8:01am
20cm
Monday 27th January 2014, 8:52am 15cm
Sunday 26th January 2014, 8:20am 2cm
Saturday 25th January 2014, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2014, 14:50pm 2cm
Thursday 23rd January 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8:01am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 74cm
Last 14 reports (total): 134cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 421cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 819cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Tuesday 28th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

More snow this morning, with close on 20cm of fresh to report from Hirafu. A bit heavy and wet by the looks of it, but hopefully that will fix up with the snow still coming down.

Nice and cold, nice and snowy.

Limited visibility on the mountain though but if that means fresh snow, I'm not sure too many will complain too much. Just be careful where you're going. Be prepared though as it's due to continue coming down through the day and into tomorrow. We might see a bit of a warm up around Thursday but should be back to snow and colder conditions from Friday once again.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -4C, 20cm new snow in the last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: -6C, 30cm new snow. Annupuri 1150m: -6C, wind SW25m/s, snowdrift development. Hirafu 1000m: -6C, wind and poor visibility. Annupuri peak 1308m: -7.2℃, wind SSE5.8m/s. Cape Benkei: W12m/s, Cape Kamui: SSW22m/s, wave 1.9m, pressure 1003hPa.

Rapid snow drift development with the increase of wind and snow as low pressure system passed. The avalanche risk above 800m is rising. Avoid riding open steep slopes, knolls and leeward slopes. Beware cracks are starting to appear under knowls. Take care riding slopes for the first time and falling into one.

From current observations the avalanche risk is rising in Strictly Off Limit south facing slopes like Haru no Taki. Do not try to sneak past Patrol into these areas. Lately there have been many incidents of people ducking ropes. Niseko Rules are there for the safety of everyone. One person ducking the rope will lead others to follow. Ducking ropes is NEVER allowed in the Niseko area. When in Niseko, you must respect the Niseko Rules. Gate openings yet to be decided. Please respect the Patrols decisions. Today the snow in the trees is superb. Be aware of a sudden change in the weather.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 390cm
Base - 185cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 280cm
Base - 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Tuesday 28th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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26th January 2cm 5cm -
25th January 0cm 10cm -
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22nd January 15cm 0cm -
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443cm
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