Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 29th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 29th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
(Very) light snow
wind condition
Moderate SE
visibility condition
Varied
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Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:32am
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Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
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Current month (January 2020) total: 224cm
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Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 29th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Just a slight dusting this morning - not enough for me to be able to record any cm.

And after that very cold morning yesterday, it is noticeably much milder this morning too. It is actually just slightly over zero outside my place now, so a real contrast. Still, having seen some of the silly warm temperatures being reported in some regions of Japan yesterday, I'll take the +1C!

At the start of the day the top lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri are all on hold. Wind might well be an issue over the next few days. (Hopefully fresh snow will be too!)

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If you did not read the general message from SnowJapan that was in the report yesterday, please do take a few moments to check it out.

You can find it in the report from yesterday or here.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base: -1℃, light snowfall. Moiwa 800m: SSE143° 2.7m/s, -3.8℃. Yu no sawa1000m: SSE157° 1.9m/s, -5.6℃. Village 900m: SE133° 5.1m/s, -4.9℃. Hirafu 1000m: S173° 8.7m/s, -5.4℃. Hanazono 720m: S181° 2.9m/s, -2.9℃. Benkei cape: SSE5m/s, Kamui cape: E6m/s, 1019hPa, 0.8m waves. Annupuri 1000m snow depth 160cm.

The wind is picking up in high-elevation as a low-pressure system is approaching. A north easterly wind is forecasted to rise through tomorrow. The weather is expected to deteriorate quickly; better remain close to the resort today. Gates opening is undetermined. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. The slopes out of bounds is tracked out. It is recommended to wear a helmet to avoid critical injuries. Strictly out of bounds areas are closed for a good reason, stay away from those areas. One track left in there would lead many other to follow it and eventually end up in an accident. Moiwa gate 10 is closed due to lack of snow. Have a nice day.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 29th January 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 235cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 165cm
- Base: 103cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 155cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 175cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 29th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts on hold at the start of the day - see above

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 29th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
29th January 0cm 10cm 15cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 14cm
27th January 0cm 5cm 16cm
26th January 9cm 0cm 26cm
25th January 8cm 7cm 7cm
24th January 6cm 25cm 21cm
23rd January 9cm 8cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 55cm 100cm
Previous 14 days total 123cm 155cm 143cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total - 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 516cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
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2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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]
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