Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 8:22am
13cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 8:30am 26cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:15am 2cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 8:30am 9cm
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:31am 16cm
Thursday 17th January 2019, 8:30am 23cm
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 8:30am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 100cm
Last 14 reports (total): 125cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 219cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 636cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello!

Good morning to you all. Hopefully we're all in one piece after that weather yesterday.

This morning I have measured a further 13cm on the ground and I am happy to report that it is much calmer so lifts should all be operating and gates are expected to be open as well. Yokatta!

The mountain should be available and will be very tempting for a whole lot of people at the start of the day for first tracks.

Visibility remains limited.

So yes, today should be totally excellent. I'm almost tempted to bring out some cheesy marketing type blurb.














Haha, just kidding. (And sorry cheese, no bad feelings!).

Continued snow clouds over the region are on the forecast.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -7.5°, 10cm new snow in last 24hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: -10.6°, W7.2m/s, 10cm new snow till dawn, slow cornice and snowdrift development. Mikaeri Weather Station: good visibility. Annupuri 1120m: -13°, snow depth 190cm, groomers in good condition. Hirafu Peak: -12°, W10m/s, snow drift development, calm. Mizuno no Sawa: -11.77°, NW 4.4m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: -6.6°, snow depth 152cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW13m/s. Kamui Cape: WNW7m/s, 1006hPa, wave 1.6m.

Snowdrifts are developing slowly and from observation there is no obvious weakness in snowpack. General avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. You must use the gates if you want to go to out bounds areas. Please listen to the patrols advice and be prepared before you go out the gates.

Out of bounds areas are unmanaged natural areas. Always make cautious decisions and do not over estimate your skills or equipment. Above 800m snow is reset, including the sides of the runs. Conditions are good.

Are you wearing a helmet? Is your beacon on? It is highly recommended to wear them but not compulsory. Don't duck ropes. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal (the King Number 2 quad closed)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening
- The Center Four lift will be open from 8:00am until 8:20am until 31st January 2019 (500 yen charge required).

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 220cm
- Base: 185cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 265cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 280cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal (the lazy Country Road lift closed)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open today. Hurray!

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 22nd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd January 13cm 16cm 0cm
21st January 26cm 6cm 0cm
20th January 2cm 5cm 9cm
19th January 9cm 8cm 1cm
18th January 16cm 0cm 0cm
17th January 23cm 1cm 4cm
16th January 11cm 7cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 100cm 43cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 125cm 91cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 219cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 636cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
219cm
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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