Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 27th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Strong winds
Very good
This report
Sunday 27th January 2013, 9:24am
45cm
Saturday 26th January 2013, 9:10am 5cm
Friday 25th January 2013, 9:38am 10cm
Thursday 24th January 2013, 8:56am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 9:27am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 8:55am 0cm
Monday 21st January 2013, 11:53am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 198cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 430cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 966cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 27th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Tons of snow in the afternoon yesterday along with some wild conditions out on the mountain. I think some of the Australia Day parties might have started a bit early yesterday!

More snow to add to that this morning and there must be up to half a metre of so of freshly delivered stuff piled up this morning. Strong winds both yesterday and today means that it's going to be more in places and less in other places, making extra caution advised out on the mountain this morning as it's going to be more difficult to read than usual.

Generally though, it's going to be deep. Which sounds like a lot of fun.

And the clouds have cleared up quite quickly and right now while cloud still covers the top of Yotei-san, there's some lovely blue sky over the mountain.

Unfortunately, the whole mountain isn't going to be open due to the strong winds. Annupuri and Niseko Village both reporting winds of up to 20m/s, with the Niseko Grand Hirafu side also up to 18m/s on upper elevations. None of the top lifts are open, with lift operations at the moment looking like this:

Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family, Ace Number 1, Ace Number 2 Center Four (reduced speed), Holiday Number 1 pair, Hirafu Gondola (reduced speed) and King Number 1 (from 10am).

Niseko Hanazono - Hanazono Number 1, Hanazono Number 2

Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 and Jumbo Number 2. Family lift planned to open today.

Niseko Village - Banzai Chair, Morino Chair, Community Chair

Subject to change of course.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 430cm
Bottom - 190cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 200cm

Niseko Village
Top - 375cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 30cm snowfall and heavy development of snowdrifts. Moiwa 800m: strong NE wind with snowfall, snowdrifts are heavy and unstable. Annupuri peak: NNW20.2m/s, -12C. Coastal data: N13m/s, 5.1m waves and 1006hPa.

A strong northeasterly snowstorm has made snowdrifts develop drastically. Slab thickness reached up to 100cm in 800m areas and are very likely to collapse. The avalanche risk is extreme in leeward slopes today.

All gates will be closed during the morning. The risk will remain high a while after the weather calms down. Steep slopes below 800m just outside the boundaries are also likely to slide. Be careful.

All mountains around the Niseko area are in very hazardous conditions. Be flexible with your plans. The snow in the trees is deep and good, but open steep slopes should be avoided. Have a safe day and do not duck ropes.

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Sunday 27th 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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26th January 5cm - -
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21st January 3cm - -
Previous 7 days total 63cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 198cm 0cm 0cm
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December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 430cm - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
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Season observed snowfall total 966cm 0cm 0cm
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