Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st January 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:59pm on Sunday 31st January 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 3:59pm on Sunday 31st January 2010
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A truly magnificent day in Niseko. There was around 30cm of snow since last report and bright sunshine for most of the day to enjoy it in. Sure it got a little mild and the snow down lower a little heavy but especially for those of us here all winter to see the sun from time time is really appreciated.
Currently it has become overcast again and a little light snow is starting to fall. The snow will becoming much heavier later tonight and the temperature will drop to well below freezing again and we certainly won't be seeing much sun for the rest of the week.
Near blizzard conditions are currently forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday so make sure you get out there tomorrow before the storm hits.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 310
Bottom - 190

Niseko Village:
Top - 340
Bottom - 200

Top - 295
Bottom - 200

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.46

Moiwa base: -6℃, 30cm of overnight snowfall.
Coastal data: WNW10m/s at Benkei cape, WSW11m/s , 2.0m waves and 1016hp at Kamui cape.
Annupuri peak: -9℃, WSW 9.3m/s at 6am, topped W30.7m/s at 22:00.
30cm of fresh snow at the peak as well as in lower altitude.
No notable weak layer has been observed and the snowfall transition is relatively stable. Avalanche hazard is low.
Peak gates are scheduled to open at 10:30.
Follow the ski patrol’s instructions.
Steep 40°slopes such as in the Backbowl or in further Higashi-one should not be ridden too easily. Strong skiing stimulations could trigger avalanches from deeper layers (Jan 22nd, 25th).
A lot of skiers/snowboarders are expected to be in the mountain on Sunday.
Refrain from cutting cornices, dropping into the same slope at the same time and remaining in gully bottoms.
Always close the peak hut’s door behind you.
Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 3:59pm on Sunday 31st January 2010
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