Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 25th January 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 25th January 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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This report
Saturday 25th January 2014, 8:05am
0cm
Friday 24th January 2014, 14:50pm 2cm
Thursday 23rd January 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8:01am 15cm
Tuesday 21st January 2014, 8:40am 5cm
Monday 20th January 2014, 8:01am 3cm
Sunday 19th January 2014, 9:25am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 192cm
Current month (January 2014) total: 384cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 782cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 25th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Mild conditions in Niseko at the moment as we were expecting. Currently it's hovering around 0 degrees in the Hirafu village area, but fingers crossed it won't get to rise above that. We are hoping for a return to fresh snow with some numbers to report tomorrow morning. It should get colder as the day goes on today and into tomorrow.

It's a busy time in Niseko, so the snow refresh is needed.

It's a peak season weekend (obviously).
Australia Day tomorrow.
Chinese New Year holidays.
The 'Festival of Japan'.

A time not only of ideally great snow conditions (come on snow, you know you want to) on the mountain, but also lots of partying.

First up is Australia Day tomorrow of course. Even though there's hardly any Australians in Niseko, the Japanese traditionally like to celebrate this event. Just kidding! Yes, it's usually a night of lots of sometimes raucous fun and families with young children might be better having a night in. Just kidding again!

But seriously, the most important thing is... have fun, but do remember where you are.

Nighta might be quieter than usual tomorrow night though if you want to get out on the slopes while many people are in the bars.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: +2C, no new snow in the last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: -2C, Strong NW wind. no new snow. Annupuri 1150m: -6C, wind W20m/s, no new snow. Hirafu 1000m: -6C, no new snow. Annupuri peak 1308m: -6.6C, wind NW10.1m/s, wind predicted to be W10m/s at noon. Cape Benkei: NNW13m/s, Cape Kamui: NW8m/s, wave 1.2m, pressure 1012hPa.

No new snow, however strong winds have created unstable snow drifts. The west side of Moiwa, Mikaeri Bowl(C4-D5) there is the possibility of surface slab avalanches up to 40cm fracture from the Jan 24 layer. It is best not to venture too far today. All peak gates will be closed. Please respect the Patrols decisions. Huge cornices could collapse today due to the warm air flowing into the area. Don’t stop under cornices. The snow conditions on the mountain are not good, take care while riding, beware falling, hitting trees, cracks. Do not duck ropes. Have a good day.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 380cm
Base - 190cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 220cm

Annupuri:
Top - 290cm
Base - 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 25th January 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th January 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 25th January 2014
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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*as of Saturday 25th January 2014
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24th January 2cm 0cm -
23rd January 20cm 0cm -
22nd January 15cm 0cm -
21st January 5cm 3cm -
20th January 3cm 10cm -
19th January 2cm 35cm -
Previous 7 days total 47cm 58cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 192cm 185cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 384cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total - 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 782cm 1493cm 0cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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275cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
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316cm
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164cm
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32cm
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2cm
[1493cm]
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