Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 29th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light to moderate wind in places
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9:38am
0cm
Monday 28th January 2013, 8:40am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 183cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 433cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 969cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 29th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new snow to report from Niseko this morning.

And a beautiful morning it is too. The sun is out, blue skies all around, a cute little fluffy cloud thing going on over the summit of Mt Yotei. All is calm. Well actually there's a bit more wind this morning than yesterday, but not enough to cause the lifts any problems and it looks like the resorts on the mountain are all open and operating as normal. All I can see at the moment is King Number 3 lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu opeating at a reduced speed, but apart from that...

Looking at one of the local forecasts here, it says cloud and light snow at times. Hmmm, well, that's wrong. Perhaps it will cloud over later on and snow is expected tomorrow though I wouldn't expect anythig major.

That one day aside, it has been a relatively 'dry' week or so here. The January 2013 snow fall for Kutchan town announced by JMA stands at 254cm. The number for the whole of January 2012 was 290cm and so if we want to 'beat' last year then we could do with another 36cm. Always good to beat previous years.

Yesterday was a fine day outside, but of course the talk was all about the two incidents on the mountain mentioned in the report - apparently they were both totally seperate accidents. It is sobering to hear of such stories and perhaps a chance for people to keep in their mind the potential dangers out on the mountain as well as all the excitement of the fun to be had. Take care.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 230cm

Niseko Village
Top - 375cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -9C, no snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: -10C, clear. Annupuri peak: NW9.7m/s, -13.2C. Annupuri 1000m snowpack: 330cm.

According to data evaluation and observations, the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30am. Follow the ski patrol instruction when stepping out of the gates.

Regrettable accidents of people falling in cracks are successively happening. Cracks are hardly visible from above and sometimes are hidden with a thin layer of snow. Many hazards are naturally present in the out of bounds areas, everyone who wants to enjoy skiing/riding these places must be conscious of the existence of these natural traps. The progress in the gears’ performance is only valuable when accompanied by the skier/rider's skill improvement.

Niseko's freedom and safety of out of bounds skiing/riding, as well as the vitalization of Niseko's ski-tourism, can only be maintained by having a list of essential & honest Rules. Guides and village business people should realize that they are benefiting from the current Niseko Rule and should not make light of it. Ignorance is all for the worse. Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 29th 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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