Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 31st January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
Good
This report
Thursday 31st January 2013, 8:47am
0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2013, 9:05am 10cm
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9:38am 0cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 8:40am 3cm
Sunday 27th January 2013, 9:24am 45cm
Saturday 26th January 2013, 9:10am 5cm
Friday 25th January 2013, 9:38am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 153cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 443cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 979cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 31st January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new cm of snowfall to report from Niseko this morning, there has just been a slight dusting here in the Hirafu village area. It is a relatively mild and calm morning here. Right now the thermometer is telling me it's -1C and that's in fact what Niseko Grand Hirafu is reporting as well. Coldest temperature reported from the resorts this morning is -8C over at Annupuri.

So it's all calm conditions out there this morning and all of the lifts on the mountain look set to be operating this morning as normal.

It's a more cloudy and overcast feel to the morning early on. Lots of grey cloud over in the direction of Mt Yotei. Similar conditions are currently forecast for tomorrow as well.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 375cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -5C, no snowfall and calm morning. Coastal data: NNE3m/s, 1013hPa, calm ocean. Annupuri peak: NW4.5m/s, -9.3C. Moiwa peak: mild wind, -8C and light development of snowdrift. A high-pressure system is predominating and the weather is calm over the Niseko range. According to observations and various data evaluations, the snow below 1000m is stabilizing, however stabilization of slopes above 1100m, highly affected by the wind, is delayed. Caution is required. Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10am. Ask the ski patrol's advice before stepping out of the gates.

The opening/closing decision of the gates is based on evaluation of snowfall and other observations. When a gate is closed, the area beyond there should not be touched. A closed gate is a silent message to prevent potential accidents.

Over-grown cornices can collapse suddenly; pausing on top or below a cornice is a very bad idea. Traversing slopes under cornices or knolls must not become a habit. Unpredictable hazards are present all the time in the out of bounds area. Beware of over-speeding and hitting trees or falling into cracks. Carefully remain in controllable speed and choose slopes that are within your skiing/riding ability. The snow is in good condition.

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 31st January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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