Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 2nd January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Sunday 2nd January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is snowing
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Sunday 2nd January 2022, 8:10am
18cm
Saturday 1st January 2022, 8:40am 14cm
Friday 31st December 2021, 8:30am 15cm
Thursday 30th December 2021, 8:30am 7cm
Wednesday 29th December 2021, 8:27am 14cm
Tuesday 28th December 2021, 7:54am 13cm
Monday 27th December 2021, 8:27am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 233cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 32cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 424cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Sunday 2nd January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It has started to snow again and is snowing very nicely as I write this and it will probably be continuing, perhaps on and off at times, through until Tuesday. It doesn't feel as cold this morning, yesterday really was cold!, but it's still down there well below zero.

Interesting to see the numbers in the Avalanche Report this morning, bit different from mine and the official numbers - ski areas generally reporting 10-20cm. (But that's ok, of course, as they are trusted folk and all can be 'correct'). Perhaps the stronger winds yesterday have some bearing on that.

Anyways, should be a good day and I don't think wind should be an issue. I'll see you tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -6℃, 40cm new snow in the last 24hrs, strong winds and snow stopped overnight. Moiwa 800m: -8℃, NNW5m/s, major cornice and snowdrift development. Annupuri 1100m: -8℃,WNW5m/s, increased snowpack, cornice and snowdrift development. Hirafu: n/a. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: WNW10m/s. Kamui Cape: SW13m/s, 1016hPa, wave 1.6m.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is relaxing and the mountains are calm for the moment. There has been 40-50cm of new snowfall in the last 24hrs. Above the treeline there is major cornice and snow drift development, up to 150cm in some locations. From observation and data, there is high avalanche risk in Moiwa Mikaeri Bowl, Annupuri Osawa cornice slope, Kozan no Sawa and the entire Higashi One area. Hirafu Gate 3 is expected to be open today from 11.30am to 1.00pm. Gate 2 opening yet to be decided. Expect large surface avalanches in Annupuri Osawa, Kozan no Sawa and Higashi One cornice slopes. Even if the gates are open do not venture into these areas. All out of bounds riders are obligated to follow Niseko Rules, as are the ski resorts obligated to balance their responsibility to you for a safe experience at their resort and your freedom to ride. Do you have a beacon? Please listen to the partols advice and make sure you use gates to go out of bounds. Let's hope for no accidents. Have a good day.

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Planned ski area operations: Sunday 2nd January 2022
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 275cm (+15cm)
- Base: 140cm (-5cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 13cm
- Base: 13cm

Planned lift operations:
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad [* open for night skiing until 7:00pm]
- Hirafu Gondola
- Holiday Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- Swinging Monkey
- King Number 4

Planned open courses:
- All courses open

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 215cm (-5cm)
- Base: 155cm (-5cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

Planned lift operations:
- Hanazono Number 1
- Hanazono Number 2 quad
- Hanazono Number 3 quad
- Hanazono Symphony Gondola [* open for night skiing until 7:00pm]

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 210cm (+20cm)
- Base: 140cm (+10cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 20cm
- Base: 20cm
Planned lift operations:
- All lifts operating
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad [* open for night skiing until 7:30pm]
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair
- Jumbo Number 4 pair

Planned open courses:
- All but one course are now open

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 200cm +10cm
- Base: 140cm +10cm

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

Planned lift operations:
- Niseko Gondola
- Village Express
- Community Chair [* open for night skiing until 7:00pm]
- Banzai Chair
- Wonderland Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Sunday 2nd January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open and top lifts are scheduled to be moving

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 2nd January 2022
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd January 2022
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2021/2022
*as of Sunday 2nd January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
2nd January 18cm 24cm 26cm
1st January 14cm 18cm 15cm
31st December 15cm 34cm 0cm
30th December 7cm 8cm 0cm
29th December 14cm 4cm 12cm
28th December 13cm 16cm 6cm
27th December 14cm 14cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 95cm 118cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 233cm 189cm 121cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 32cm 387cm 224cm
February observed snowfall total - 325cm 143cm
March observed snowfall total - 79cm 59cm
April observed snowfall total - 9cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 424cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 2nd January 2022
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2021/2022 season - 85cm
[85cm]
307cm
[392cm]
32cm
[424cm]
- - - -
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
325cm
[1122cm]
79cm
[1201cm]
9cm
[1210cm]
0cm
[1210cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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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