Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 22nd January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Very good
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Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 8:55am
0cm
Monday 21st January 2013, 11:53am 3cm
Sunday 20th January 2013, 10:13am 10cm
Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:30am 35cm
Friday 18th January 2013, 9:26am 32cm
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:18am 20cm
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 9:06am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 240cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 370cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 906cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Tuesday 22nd January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Beautiful weather yesterday in Niseko with clear blue skies and stunning views on show. Warmer than we expect and want. Snow conditions of course not at their best in these conditions - there was even some slushy-like conditions later on in the day out there, though especially earlier on in the day the groomers were a lot of fun.

There is no new snowfall to report this morning from Niseko, so we are going to have to wait for a refill and freshening up of conditions. It seems we might have to ride out a few more days of similar relatively mild conditions with no or little new snow for the next few days. Late Thursday and into Friday looks like it brings with it good potential for colder temperatures and heavy snow and that should continue through the coming weekend according to the latest forecast information.

All resorts on the mountain are open as normal this morning and there's not much of a wind. There's a more overcast feel to proceedings early on this morning than yesterday but still I would guess we will see a fair bit of the sun today.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Village
Top - 365cm
Bottom - 210cm

Avalanche Information:

Moiwa base 6am: -7C, no snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa peak: mild wind, no development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: NNE2.7m/s, -11.6C; forecast at noon: NNE10m/s. Coastal data: SE2m/s, 1020hPa and calm ocean.

According to observations and data evaluations, the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30am. The mountain is tracked out, be careful of those tracks when riding in steep slopes. Small hard-slab avalanches are likely to slide from re-crystallized tracks around 1000m altitude. Although small, these slides can be powerful enough to carry a person for a long distance and result in serious/fatal injuries.

Do not step into strictly off limits areas to seek fresh tracks. Do not duck ropes. Always use gates to access the out of bounds areas. Ski/ride safely, better not overestimate your skills. The groomers' conditions are fantastic this morning.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Tuesday 22nd January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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