Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 8th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 8th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate snow
wind condition
Light W
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Saturday 8th January 2022, 8:32am
13cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 179cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 91cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 483cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 8th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I have another 13cm of overnight snowfall to report this morning from overnight

It's a long weekend and I can see a fair few people lined up for their first Hirafu lift of the day. It should be a relatively busy one (though not 'before times' kind of busy!).

Snow is falling as I write this and we may have another modest amount to report tomorrow. Tomorrow and Monday might be drier, with a return to heavier snow due once again around Wednesday. Basically for the moment the snow is going to stick around and never be that far away. Just how we like it.

From today the Jumbo Number 4 at Annupuri will be open for an extra 15 minutes (8:45am-3:15pm).

Wind is not an issue and all lifts are to open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -5℃, 10cm light crystal snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -9℃, light winds, 20cm new snow, snowdrifts stabilised. Annupuri 1150m: -11℃, W10m/s, 25cm new snow, snowdrifts stabilised. Hirafu Ridge: -12℃, W10m/s, 20cm new snow, snowdrifts stabilised. Coastal Data: Benkei cape: NW11m/s. Kamui Cape WSW9m/s, 1018hPa, 1.0m waves. Detailed mountain data available at https://note.com/niseko_nadare/

Winds until midnight followed by 15-20cm of light crystal snow fall until dawn has reset the mountain, ready for easyrider. General avalanche risk is low. The Jan 2nd low pressure snow layer at up to 100cm depth on south facing slopes above 1100m will fracture with strong stimulation. Take care in areas like Kozan no Sawa sidewall. Do not ride in the valley bottoms, this is the avalanche route. All gates are expected to be open. Please follow the patrols instructions. Do not enter strictly off limits areas Yu no Sawa or Haru no Taki. You will be permanently banned from the ski areas. Please understand and follow Niseko Rules. Everything is fantastic today.

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Planned ski area operations: Saturday 8th 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: 290cm (+10cm)
- Base: 150cm (+10cm)

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

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
- Holiday Number 1 pair
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4
- Swinging Monkey

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 238cm (+8cm)
- Base: 170cm (+10cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 23cm
- Base: 15cm

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: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

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

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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: ?cm
- Base: ?cm

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 8:32am on Saturday 8th 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 Saturday 8th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 8th 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 Saturday 8th 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 Saturday 8th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
8th January 13cm 25cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 77cm 106cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 179cm 222cm 122cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 91cm 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 483cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 8th 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]
91cm
[483cm]
- - - -
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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