Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 14th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 14th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snowfall for the moment
wind condition
NE 1m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair-limited
This report
Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:22am
5cm
Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:20am 18cm
Friday 12th January 2018, 8:30am 9cm
Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:25am 10cm
Wednesday 10th January 2018, 8:22am 6cm
Tuesday 9th January 2018, 8:31am 0cm
Monday 8th January 2018, 8:27am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 91cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 685cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 14th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Brrrr, it was really cold out there and snowing lightly when I went out to measure the 5cm of fresh snow this morning. (Toast update: came back in and had some extra toast).

So yes, just 5cm to report today - sure, not enough to cover tracks from a busy day on the slopes yesterday, but good quality snow and certainly better than none and there should be a little more in higher areas. There's not much of a wind this morning so if you get wrapped up it should be a nice morning out.

If the forecasts are correct, we can expect clearer skies during the day today and then much milder conditions tomorrow with the chance of some snowfall (very probably not the quality of snow we have this morning).

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -6°, trace new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m : -9°, 5cm new snow, calm, minor snow drift development from the west. Annupuri 1150m: -11°, light winds, 5cm new snow. Hirafu 1250m: -13°, 5cm new snow, calm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NW6m/s. Kamui Cape: N8m/s,1025hPa, wave 1.0m.

The area is covered by a high pressure system and the mountains and seas are calm. There is no significant snow clouds over the Sea of Japan with little snowfall and snowdrift development in the last 12 hours. Yesterdays tracks can still be seen with less than 10cm new snow. From observation general avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. Listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds. Do not duck the ropes.

Niseko Rules exist to make riding out of bounds safer. There have been increasing numbers of people who don't know the rules ducking ropes and getting lost. Accommodation providers and ticket counters in the area need make everyone aware of Niseko Rules. Do not enter Strictly Off Limits areas Haru no Taki and YunoSawa looking for fresh snow. If you get caught you will be banned from the all Niseko resorts.

Although yesterdays tracks remain, its cold and snow on and off the runs is good. Beware going fast and hitting trees, falling into cracks. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Have a good day.

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Sunday 14th January 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are generally operating
- 'Early Morning' services from 8:00am until 8:20am (Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift). Until 28th January. 500 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 380cm
- Base: 165cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are generally operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 170cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts except Country Road Chair are generally operating
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola). January 14th, 20th-21st, 27th-28th; February 3rd-4th. 1,400 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 160cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 14th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open as well as top gates

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 14th January 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 14th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
14th January 5cm 13cm 15cm
13th January 18cm 18cm 23cm
12th January 9cm 12cm 12cm
11th January 10cm 8cm 11cm
10th January 6cm 3cm 20cm
9th January 0cm 0cm 11cm
8th January 3cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 51cm 54cm 103cm
Previous 14 days total 91cm 63cm 155cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 91cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 685cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
91cm
[685cm]
- - - -
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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