Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 10th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 10th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, sunshine, some cloud; clear over Mt Yotei
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light, stronger higher up (?)
visibility condition
Excellent
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Thursday 9th January 2020, 8:31am 1cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 8:18am 0cm
Monday 6th January 2020, 8:30am 17cm
Sunday 5th January 2020, 8:32am 8cm
Saturday 4th January 2020, 8:24am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 87cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 379cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 10th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It is a lovely morning. Lots of clear blue skies over out towards Mt Yotei, some cloud handing around our mountain on this side... but generally, lots of blue sky and sunshine. I would imagine it will be a fine morning to be out on the slopes.

I wish I could talk of (*non-tall) tales of upcoming huge dumpage, but there doesn't look like there's much chance of that on the forecast for at least a week. Perhaps we will get some snow early week, though it does not look like it will be significant.

There is absolutely no point in dwelling on it too much, of course, so I am going to finish off this lovely looking piece of toast and head out there myself and enjoy the morning. Yey!

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Not sure what is going on with the top Wonderland lift at Niseko Village. It was closed due to strong winds yesterday but still seems to be flagged as on hold on the official site. Not sure if that is an error or not.

The top Jumbo Number 4 lift at Niseko Annupuri is still not operating; in the words of the resort itself 'due to insufficient snow'.

Niseko Grand Hirafu officially have all courses available apart from Miharashi.

As far as I can tell, as of this morning Gates 4, 5, 6 and 11 are open.

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Niseko Annupuri will try to get their 'First Run' early morning operations going again from 11th-13th January. They had to cancel the planned three days over New Year due to the weather conditions then, so hopefully this time round the weather will allow it to happen. The Gondola operates from 7:20am until 8:20am, and if you wish to ride it you can hand over 1500 yen for those rights. Other lifts tickets now valid for this 'special' time.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base 6am: -6℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: 2.2m/s, 125°(ESE), -6.9℃, slight development of snowdrifts. Hirafu 1000m: 7.0m/s, 1°(N), -9.5℃. Hanazono 720m: 4.1m/s, 342°(NNE), -6.9℃. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: E5m/s, Kamui cape: E3m/s, 1019hPa, 1.3m waves. Annupuri 1000m snow depth 135cm.

No notable snowfall and nothing in particular to report. Be careful of hitting trees and falling into creeks. Possibilities of slides triggered by collapsing slabs should still be considered in 40°slopes. Beware of slip drops on firm slopes. Being in an uncontrolled natural environment always involves a certain level of danger. Be conscious and be prepared. Do not cross boundary ropes to access fresh tracks. Stay out of strictly off-limits areas. Please respect the Niseko Rules. The groomer condition is great.

Snow is a gift, appreciate it. Have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 10th January 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 65cm

All lifts are normally operating

All courses normally open EXCEPT the following:
- Miharashi

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 130cm
- Base: 75cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 145cm
- Base: 95cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT the following:
- Jumbo Number 4

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 140cm
- Base: 90cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT the following:
- Country Road (which is normally rested anyway)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 10th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details on operations

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 10th January 2020
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 10th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
10th January 0cm 0cm 6cm
9th January 1cm 20cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 24cm 3cm
7th January 0cm 11cm 28cm
6th January 17cm 8cm 5cm
5th January 8cm 13cm 1cm
4th January 15cm 1cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 41cm 77cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 105cm 200cm 124cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 87cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total - 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 379cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
87cm
[379cm]
- - - -
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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