Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 7th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Friday 7th January 2022, 8:16am
2cm
Thursday 6th January 2022, 8:10am 9cm
Wednesday 5th January 2022, 8:40am 10cm
Tuesday 4th January 2022, 8:32am 13cm
Monday 3rd January 2022, 8:33am 12cm
Sunday 2nd January 2022, 8:10am 18cm
Saturday 1st January 2022, 8:40am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 78cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 470cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 7th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Niseko.

All feels quite calm this morning.

There's not much wind, just a light northerly. There's some new snow, though just a bit. And it is snowing lightly early on. Visibility seems fairly decent at the moment, just a bit on the grey side and brighter in places. Forecasts do point to somewhat clearer skies later in the day and maybe some sun too.

And that's about it for this morning. See you tomorrow.

Oh one thing. Someone mentioned that I kind of didn't mention the November snowfall in my recap yesterday. That is a fair point. Later on today I will edit my post from yesterday to include that, just for the record.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -7℃, calm, trace new snow. Moiwa 800m: -9℃, light SE winds, light snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: -9℃, W5m/s, light snowfall. Hirafu Ridge: -11℃, light wind and snow. Coastal Data: Benkei cape: WNW 5m/s. Kamui Cape NNW5m/s, 1024hPa, 0.8m waves.

No special information. All peak gates are expected to open except Anbetsu Gate 10. Please follow the patrols instructions and prepare before exiting the gates. Overconfidence in your knowledge and experience causes accidents. Follow Niseko Rules.

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Planned ski area operations: Friday 7th 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 (-15cm)
- Base: 140cm (-10cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 3cm
- Base: 3cm

Planned lift operations (subject to weather conditions):
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad [* open for night skiing until 7:00pm]
- Hirafu Gondola
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4
- Swinging Monkey

Planned open courses:
- All courses open

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 230cm (-10cm)
- Base: 160cm (-20cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 5cm
- Base: 1cm

Planned lift operations (subject to weather conditions):
- 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: 220cm (no change)
- Base: 150cm (no change)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 5cm
- Base: 5cm

Planned lift operations (subject to weather conditions):
- 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 open

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Niseko Village

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: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Friday 7th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 7th 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 Friday 7th 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 Friday 7th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
7th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
6th January 9cm 12cm 17cm
5th January 10cm 12cm 8cm
4th January 13cm 14cm 15cm
3rd January 12cm 18cm 5cm
2nd January 18cm 24cm 26cm
1st January 14cm 18cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 99cm 86cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 204cm 130cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 78cm 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 470cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th 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]
78cm
[470cm]
- - - -
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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