Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 9th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 9th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and increasingly blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Sunday 9th January 2022, 8:30am
24cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 83cm
Last 14 reports (total): 178cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 115cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 507cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 9th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It's a very fine morning with over 20cm of lovely fresh snow on the ground to report to you. I just measured 24cm, but there's surely more than that in places. (As I report from my own measurements rather than 'in places', the number for the report is 24cm). At one point it was really coming down fast yesterday evening... I love it when it does that. And I love it when there's over 20cm, it's a fine number to aspire to every day. Higher numbers, of course, always most welcome.

Anyway back to this morning. There is much cloud around but also some blue sky and it feels quite bright out there. In fact, since I started putting my report together there is more and more blue sky showing up.

It should be a fine morning. Yey!

Today is the middle day of the three day weekend. All (planned) lifts should be moving and everywhere should be open.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -5℃, 25cm snowfall, light winds. Moiwa 800m: -7℃, NE10m/s, 30cm new snow, snowdrift & cornice development. Annupuri 1150m: -8℃, N10m/s, 40cm new snow, snowdrifts development, easy to fracture. Hirafu Ridge: -11℃, NE15m/s, 40cm new snow, slow snowdrift development to morning. Coastal Data: Benkei cape: NNW10m/s. Kamui Cape WSW5m/s, 1013hPa, 0.8m waves. Detailed mountain data available at https://note.com/niseko_nadare/

A front moved through at noon yesterday, winds picked up and warm air flowed in. Midnight to dawn 40cm snow fell with snowdrift and cornice development. Humidity and snow temperature are a bit high due to the low pressure, which has produced the famous champagne powder - good riding. From observation, expect 30-40cm fractures on 8 Jan layer with loose avalanches below 900m, however since it is not slabbing it will not be as deadly. Do not hang around in the valley bottoms. Around 1100m it is possible for smaller avalanches to stimulate deeper to the 2 Jan layer triggering larger avalanches. All gates are expected to be open. Please follow the patrols advice and prepare before exiting the gates. Be careful of a sudden weather change. Is your beacon switched on? Allows be cautious

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Planned ski area operations: Sunday 9th 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: 295cm (+5cm)
- Base: 150cm (no change)

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

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: 235cm (-3cm)
- Base: 172cm (+2cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 13cm
- Base: 17cm

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: 230cm (+10cm)
- Base: 155cm (+5cm)

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

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: 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 8:30am on Sunday 9th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open 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 Sunday 9th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 9th January 2022
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 9th 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 9th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
9th January 24cm 30cm 1cm
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
Previous 7 days total 83cm 112cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 178cm 230cm 110cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 115cm 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 507cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 9th 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]
115cm
[507cm]
- - - -
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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