Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 28th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds above us
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate snowfall
wind condition
SW 3m/s - NW 6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:30am
14cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 8:18am 16cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 8:30am 26cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 101cm
Last 14 reports (total): 128cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 219cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 813cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 28th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

And how are you doing on this Sunday morning?

This morning I have 14cm of fresh snowfall to add to the reports so another fairly nice layer of good quality snow.

It is snowing as this report goes up and the forecast is looking good over the coming week for regular resets. Sounds good.

There's a bit more wind around than yesterday, and it seems some lifts are affected at the start of the day - see below for info at 8:30am. Doh.

I think that's about all I have for you today. Have a good one!

Oh yes, today was the last scheduled 'early morning' gondola service at Hirafu; so there's just one more weekend (next week) of early operations over at Niseko Village.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -7°, 10cm new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: -8°, W12.1m/s, 15cm new snow, cornice, snowdrift and ridge line skovla development. Annupuri 1150m: -16°, W10m/s, 20cm new snow, cornice and snowdrift development. Hirafu 1250m: -13°, W10m/s, 20cm new snow, cornice and snowdrift development. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NW14m/s. Kamui Cape: SW12m/s, 1012hPa, wave 1.9m.

The winter weather pattern remains unchanged with snow and a westerly wind under 15m/s continuing, cornice and snowdrifts are growing even more. Wind crust has formed on ridgelines above 800m. Around 1100m Kozan no Sawa sidewall, Osawa cornice face and far East Ridge area avalanche risk is still high, propagating from Jan 25th layer or deeper. Until the wind drops and slab development settles down it is best not to ride these areas. Traversing cornice slopes is dangerous.

Snow in the trees is reset and in good shape. All gates are expected to open. Please listen to the patrols advice. Prepare before going out of bounds. Beacon and helmets are recommended. Being aware can prevent many accidents. Have a good day.

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Sunday 28th January 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts apart from King Number 2 should normally be operating
- Top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts are on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds

Official snow depth:
- Top: 430cm
- Base: 225cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should normally be operating
- Top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds

Official snow depth:
- Top: 310cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts apart from the Country Road Chair lift should normally be operating
- Top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola). On 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 Sunday 28th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by strong winds at the start of the day - see above for more at time of writing

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 28th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th January 14cm 11cm 1cm
27th January 16cm 0cm 16cm
26th January 26cm 11cm 14cm
25th January 7cm 9cm 0cm
24th January 21cm 12cm 0cm
23rd January 1cm 9cm 12cm
22nd January 16cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 101cm 52cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 128cm 75cm 133cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 219cm 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 813cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th 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]
219cm
[813cm]
- - - -
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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