Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 3rd January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 3rd January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate-heavy snowfall
wind condition
Pesky
visibility condition
Poor
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Monday 3rd January 2022, 8:33am
12cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 93cm
Last 14 reports (total): 229cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 44cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 436cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 3rd January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Good news: it's snowing heavily as of 8:30am.

Less great news: Pesky wind has been the headline since yesterday and they are going to be causing lift disruption at the start of the day today. At 8:30am only the bottom lift at Annupuri is moving and only the gondola at Hanazono is operating. The Niseko Village gondola is on hold as are all of the top lifts. That situation might well change any time, of course. Looks like the Morino Chair at Village is taking over some duties this morning.

It's one of those days when sitting it out and waiting for things to calm down will probably be the choice for many. (Not us gnarly folk, of course). For those braving the conditions, special care advised today. Visibility is limited and I imagine there's going to be snowdrift and all sorts of things to deal with. Hopefully tomorrow should be calmer and there'll be more to see.

A cold one too, so be sure to have those layers. Or, alternatively, sit in front of a fire and get all toast(y)!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base: -9℃, stormy and bad visibility, 20cm snowfall. Moiwa800m: Stormy, heavy cornice and snowdrift developments. Annupuri1100m: -14℃, heavy cornice and snowdrift developments, fracturing at 100cm. Hirafu peak ridge: -17℃, stormy, no visibility. Coastal data Benkei cape NW22m/s, Kamui cape WSW19m/s, 1009hPa, 3.4m waves.

The strong wintry pressure distribution pattern is delivering a heavy snowstorm. Cornices and snowdrifts are largely developing. Snowdrifts are firm and forming slabs that can easily slide from yesterday’s snowfall layer. 100cm thick slabs are likely to slide in some places. Impact stimulation runs instantly throughout the slab. Avalanche risk is high in all elevations today. It is best to stay inbounds. Many of the past avalanche accidents in Niseko happened while riding out of bounds during bad weather. Avalanches are natural occurrences, accidents only happen if a person is present where it happens. Do not duck ropes.

Roads are also treacherous today, please drive carefully. We strongly hope no accident happens today. Have a nice day.

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 3rd January 2022
The below snow depth and snowfall data 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: 280cm (+5cm)
- Base: 155cm (+15cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 20cm
- Base: 20cm

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: 225cm (+10cm)
- Base: 170cm (+15cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 15cm
- Base: 22cm

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 (no change)
- Base: 140cm (no change)

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 no change
- Base: 140cm no change

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 8:33am on Monday 3rd January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts affected by winds this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 3rd January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 3rd 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 Monday 3rd 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 Monday 3rd January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
3rd January 12cm 18cm 5cm
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
Previous 7 days total 93cm 122cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 229cm 196cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 44cm 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 436cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 3rd 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]
44cm
[436cm]
- - - -
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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