Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th January 2022

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 14th January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's still snowing
wind condition
Pesky from the NW
visibility condition
Fair-limited
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This report
Friday 14th January 2022, 8:32am
22cm
Thursday 13th January 2022, 8:31am 15cm
Wednesday 12th January 2022, 8:34am 18cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 188cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 188cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 580cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 14th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And this morning I have just measured a new 22cm of snowfall. As I look out visibility seems fairly decent but higher up it's still going to be limited.

It's still snowing and it's still windy and unfortunately those top lifts are still resting. The Gondolas at Village and Annupuri also at a standstill, but other lifts appear to be open as planned for now.

By tomorrow things should have calmed down considerably and that is going to be fun!

If you are here, do take care out there.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa base: -5℃, 25cm snowfall, snowdrift development, blizzard conditions. Moiwa 800m: -6℃, NW18m/s, 30cm snowfall, cornice and snowdrift development, poor visibility. Annupuri 1150m: -7℃, W20m/s, 30cm snowfall, cornice and snowdrift development, poor visibility. Hirafu Ridgeline: -7℃, SW20m/s, snowdrift development, blizzard conditions, poor visibility. Coastal data Benkei cape: NNW16m/s, Kamui cape: NNW12m/s, 996hPa, 3.7m waves. Check https://note.com/niseko_nadare/for mountain data.

Major snowdrift development at all elevations. During and just after blizzards is prime time for bad accidents. Be careful of avalanches on steep slopes and cliffs even if you are on the course. Best not to go out of bounds today. Gate opening yet to be decided. Ski resort decisions are based on user safety. Please respect and follow Niseko Rules. All surrounding mountains are in the same condition with high avalanche danger. Always be cautious.

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Planned ski area operations: Friday 14th January 2022
The below snow depth and snowfall data is manually checked each morning from official sources.
Lift information is the planned operations for the day (nature might intervene).

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 345cm (+15cm)
- Base: 165cm (+15cm)

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
- 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: 260cm (-)
- Base: 200cm (+5cm)

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 12cm
- Base: 15cm

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: 250cm (no change)
- Base: 165cm (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: 260cm no change
- Base: 160cm no change

Official 24 hours snowfall (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm
- 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 8:32am on Friday 14th January 2022
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas open but some lifts still affected by wind including top lifts

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 14th January 2022
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th 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 Friday 14th January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
14th January 22cm 15cm 9cm
13th January 15cm 12cm 3cm
12th January 18cm 12cm 0cm
11th January 2cm 18cm 0cm
10th January 16cm 33cm 0cm
9th January 24cm 30cm 1cm
8th January 13cm 25cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 110cm 145cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 188cm 244cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 62cm 85cm
December observed snowfall total 307cm 348cm 207cm
January observed snowfall total 188cm 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 580cm 1210cm 728cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th 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]
188cm
[580cm]
- - - -
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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