Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

Appi Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:28am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
North Westerly 8m/s
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 10:28am
0cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 10:26am 6cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:57am 55cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:16am 45cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:17am 35cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 10:26am 4cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 9:08am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 151cm
Last 14 reports (total): 167cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 167cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 326cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Appi,

Even though it’s a beautiful sunny day outside I guarantee you it’s cold. My thermometer outside my front door says -12 and I think it’s going to be stuck there for the next few days.

Appi has around 96% of the mountain open today and that’s certainly good news for anyone coming today. We do have a large crowd here today but with nearly all the runs open it’s making for easy going, especially in the Sailer runs. If you’re coming please bundle up as it’s around -20 at least on the upper slopes with the windchill and its blowing a fair bit at the summit.

The next few days should bring us some very light snow showers with temperatures picking up slightly by midweek. Overall the slopes are in good condition with the morning groomers providing great runs for those up early enough.

Enjoy your Sunday and dress warm.

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Currently planned operating lifts (subject to change due to weather conditions):

Gondola
Central quad
Central number 2
Central number 3a
Central number 4
Central number 5
Central number 6
Sailer gondola
Sailer quad
Vista quad

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Official snow depth:

110cm

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

Our message last week

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Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Appi Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for operating lifts

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Appi Kogen Now reports up until Sunday 15th January 2017
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Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Appi Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 0cm 3cm -
14th January 6cm 5cm -
13th January 55cm 1cm -
12th January 45cm 4cm -
11th January 35cm 23cm -
10th January 4cm 4cm -
9th January 6cm 8cm -
Previous 7 days total 151cm 48cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 167cm 164cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 159cm - -
January observed snowfall total 167cm 249cm -
February observed snowfall total - 176cm -
March observed snowfall total - 47cm -
April observed snowfall total - 0cm -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 326cm 472cm 0cm
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Appi Kogen 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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - 159cm
[159cm]
167cm
[326cm]
- - - -
  October November December January February March April May
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