Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:18am on Saturday 27th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It is snowing still
wind condition
0 - N 7m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Saturday 27th January 2018, 8:18am
16cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 8:30am 26cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:30am 7cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:26am 21cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:16am 1cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:31am 16cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:30am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 93cm
Last 14 reports (total): 119cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 205cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 799cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Things seems rather calm this morning.

Oh, and yes, I have another 16cm of snowfall on ground at base to report to you.

Excellent conditions yesterday and things should be similar today too.

Without wind messing with plans, all resorts and gates should be open.

Light snow falling at a fair pace currently and visibility looks fairly limited out on the mountain.

Have fun!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5am: -8℃, 15cm snowfall, calm. Moiwa800m: -8.8℃, W4.6m/s, 30cm snowfall, 100cm snowdrift development overnight. Annupuri1150m: -12℃, 40cm snowfall with snowdrifts. Hirafu1250m: -14℃, 30cm snowfall with development of soft slabs due to westerly winds. Coastal data Benkei cape: NW12m/s, Kamui cape N11m/s, 1006hPa, 2.2m waves.

The wind has started to calm down, however snowdrifts are still slowly growing above 800m. No notable weakness has been observed during pressure test this morning. The avalanche risk is relatively low below 800m elevation. Avalanche hazard is still considerable in higher elevation as the Jan 25th low-pressure snowfall layer in the snowpack could trigger a 60cm thick surface slab avalanche in wind-loaded slopes above 1100m. Better not stimulate slopes around cornices and steep unobstructed slopes above treeline.

Do not traverse under cornices. Ski one by one. Stay away from valley bottoms. These are all common sense for out of bounds riding. There are deep cracks lurking under new snow, be careful not to fall in. All gates are expected to open from the morning. Listen to the patrol’s advice, be prepared for the backcountry and always use gates. One track under the rope will lead others to follow and increase the chances of accidents.

The snow is excellent this morning. Enjoy your day safely. Beware of bad visibility and frostbites.

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Saturday 27th January 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts apart from King Number 2 should be operating
- 'Early Morning' services from 8:00am until 8:20am (Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift). Until 28th January. 500 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 420cm
- Base: 220cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 180cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts apart from the Country Road Chair lift should be operating
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola). January 27th-28th; February 3rd-4th. 1,400 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 180cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:18am on Saturday 27th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 27th January 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 27th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th January 16cm 0cm 16cm
26th January 26cm 11cm 14cm
25th January 7cm 9cm 0cm
24th January 21cm 12cm 0cm
23rd January 1cm 9cm 12cm
22nd January 16cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 6cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 93cm 41cm 56cm
Previous 14 days total 119cm 77cm 147cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 205cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 799cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th January 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
205cm
[799cm]
- - - -
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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