Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 11th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 11th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Southerly. Probably getting pesky.
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Tuesday 11th January 2022, 8:33am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 76cm
Last 14 reports (total): 169cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 133cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 525cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 11th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Just a bit of a dusting to report today, from yesterday.

It feels fairly cold early on but today is due to be relatively mild but then things are about to quickly change again. A storm is coming. It's due to start up from sometime this afternoon and maybe continue in some form through Friday. I imagine this is going to be one of those periods when we get a really decent amount of snow each day.

We are going to have to look out for wind too, though, and maybe even this afternoon. Actually, as lifts start for the morning at 8:30am, I can see that the top lifts at Hirafu, Village and Annupuri are all on hold. So it looks like it might have started up there already...

Let's see what Nature has in store for us!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base: -5℃, 1cm new snow, calm. Moiwa800m: -7℃, calm, 1cm snow, no new snowdrifts. Annupuri1150m: -7℃, calm, light dusting, southerly wind picking up. Hirafu peak ridge: -9℃, thin new snow, SSE15m/s. Coastal data Benkei cape: S8m/s, Kamui cape: E3m/s, 1013hPa, 0.6m waves.

A southerly wind is forecasted to pick up before noon and the weather will deteriorate. The overall avalanche risk is low in the morning, but will drastically change as the snowfall and wind pick up and new snow-slabs start to form. A relatively large-scale glide avalanche occurred in the Mikaeri bowl area yesterday. The most probable cause for it is the depth-hoar near the ground formed due to small snowfall, cold and sun factors during early winter. Cracks forming at this time of the season usually don’t end up into a glide avalanche, however it seems a little different this season. It is highly recommended to stay away from cracked slopes in all elevations as large avalanches sliding from frozen sasa-bamboo or ground level is expected. All areas outside the gates are not controlled or managed by the resorts. It is surely an attractive terrain, however it is also true that there are many hazards out there. Always be prudent and never underestimate the risks. Avalanches are natural phenomenon but only become an accident when a person is caught in one. Gates opening is undecided. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. The snow is good today.

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Planned ski area operations: Tuesday 11th January 2022
The below snow depth and snowfall data is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
Lift information is the planned operations for the day (nature might intervene).

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 300cm (-5cm)
- Base: 150cm (-5cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

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

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 245cm (-5cm)
- Base: 178cm (-2cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 9cm
- Base: 8cm

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: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

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 4 pair

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Niseko Village

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

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
- Observation: This data does not appear to be updated every day

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 8:33am on Tuesday 11th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas open but top lifts affected by wind

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 11th January 2022
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2021/2022
*as of Tuesday 11th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
11th January 2cm 18cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 76cm 131cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 169cm 251cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 133cm 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 525cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 11th 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]
133cm
[525cm]
- - - -
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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