Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th December 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Saturday 30th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and blue skies
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - N 7m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Saturday 30th December 2017, 8:29am
22cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 8:21am 25cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:30am 28cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 8:22am 24cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:28am 13cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 112cm
Last 14 reports (total): 262cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 406cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 594cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Saturday 30th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And I have another 22cm of quality fresh snowfall to report to you from base this morning. Most of that is from the day yesterday - this morning we are enjoying some blue skies and sunshine and it looks like it will be a lovely day.

And that's about all I have to say this morning. It should be a totally excellent day on the slopes.

I have started to put together my 'season until now' report that will appear in the first few days of January and in January I will also answer some of the questions that have been sent in over the last few weeks.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -7℃, 15cm snowfall, calm. Moiwa800m: -7.35℃, N3.8m/s, 20cm snowfall, calm. Anupuri1150m: -9℃, light northerly breeze, 20cm. Hirafu1250m: -13℃, light north breeze, 30cm snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape N7m/s, Kamui cape calm, 1015hPa, 0.8m waves.

The isobars are spreading out and a light northerly breeze is blowing. The snowdrift development has settled down and 20-30cm of light snow is blanketing the mountain. According to observations, tests and snowfall transition, the overall avalanche risk is relatively low. Peak gates and gate 7 & 9 are scheduled to open today. Opening time undetermined. Please follow the patrol’s instructions. Always use gates to step out of bounds. Due to short day length at this time of the season, all gates will close at 2pm in order to minimize risk of night search and rescue operations.

Please use this information as a guideline only. The abundant snowfall of this season makes it difficult to generalize the evaluation throughout the mountain. According to past incidents, the avalanche hazard from Dec 24th or deeper layer is still to be highly expected in high altitude steep slopes, such as Backbowl walls, Higashi-One cornice slopes and other NE facing slopes.

Stay away from valley bottoms, avoid knolls and cornices and always ride one by one. Is your beacon turned on? Are you wearing a helmet? Niseko respects everyone’s freedom to step out of the resort, however is deeply concerned about their safety too. Have a great day.

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Friday 29th December 2017

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 280cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 150cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts except Country Road Chair are operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 170cm

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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 8:29am on Saturday 30th December 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 30th December 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 30th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
30th December 22cm 14cm 23cm
29th December 25cm 3cm 21cm
28th December 28cm 4cm 24cm
27th December 24cm 1cm 20cm
26th December 13cm 0cm 24cm
25th December 0cm 3cm 7cm
24th December 0cm 11cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 112cm 36cm 119cm
Previous 14 days total 262cm 65cm 166cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 594cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th December 2017
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]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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