Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 10th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair-limited in places
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This report
Monday 10th January 2022, 8:31am
16cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 131cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 523cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 10th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

So, yes, it's still snowing. Very lightly at the moment, but I have measured another 16cm to since yesterday morning to add to this report. We are enjoying some real consistency! Today is another day when I am tempted to say that we probably won't get much in terms of cm, but forecasts show larger numbers looming across mid week. That Niseko consistency looks set to continue. A bit of a relatively mild bump with temps threatening to rise slightly above zero might need to be negotiated tomorrow.

There is not much of a wind this morning and all of the lifts that are playing this season should be up and moving as normal.

Last day of the long weekend today, which usually means some the people will be starting to make their way back home making for a quieter afternoon in particular. Not that huge crowds are a problem this year.

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This is just an observation, but Niseko Village don't seem to refresh their new snowfall numbers on some mornings. That's why when there has definitely been snowfall, sometimes it is shown as 0cm in the below list. I do check official info. If they say 0cm, that's what goes in there. Just thought I'd point that out in case you thought I was just missing something...

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base: -5℃, calm, 15cm new snow. Moiwa800m: -7℃, calm, 20cm new snow. Annupuri1150m: -10℃, calm, 15cm snow. Hirafu ridge: -11℃, SW breeze. Coastal data Benkei cape: WSW5m/s, Kamui cape: WSW4m.s, 1020hPa, 0.8m waves. Wind data available on separate site.

The ocean and mountain weather is calm under a high pressure system. 10-20cm light crystal snow has fallen overnight. Snowdrift development is very small. The overall avalanche risk is low today. Cracks are starting to open in SW facing slopes below 900m elevation. These cracks are the result of the snowpack releasing its tension. 200cm deep and not easy to see from above. If you fall head-first you may not be able to come out, please be cautious. Glide avalanches could happen, even in mid-winter, in steep open slopes, cliffs and sasa-bamboo covered slopes. It is highly recommended to stay away from large steep slopes/cliffs. Amazing snow conditions on and off-piste, all gates are scheduled to open today. Listen to the ski patrol’s instructions before stepping out of the gates. Airbags won’t open if not activated. Beware of sudden weather changes. We’re hoping for an accident free day.

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 10th 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: 305cm (+10cm)
- Base: 155cm (+5cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 25cm
- Base: 25cm

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: 250cm (+15cm)
- Base: 180cm (+8cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 28cm
- 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 (no change)
- Base: 155cm (no change)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 15cm
- 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 8:31am on Monday 10th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

The ski areas are all 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 Monday 10th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 10th 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 Monday 10th 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 10th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
10th January 16cm 33cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 87cm 127cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 249cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 131cm 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 523cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th 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]
131cm
[523cm]
- - - -
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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