Niseko Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Niseko Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:54am on Sunday 24th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Sunday 24th January 2021, 7:54am
2cm
Saturday 23rd January 2021, 8:31am 9cm
Friday 22nd January 2021, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:31am 12cm
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:35am 27cm
Tuesday 19th January 2021, 8:32am 5cm
Monday 18th January 2021, 8:33am 34cm
Last 7 reports (total): 89cm
Last 14 reports (total): 171cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 358cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 768cm

Good morning from Niseko.

And as expected things have cleared up at last and it is a lovely morning. There are mostly clear blue skies and the sun is shining.

Beautiful.

Very cold too.

Ski areas are reporting 0-5cm of snowfall over the last 24 hours.

And I don't do this often but if you don't mind, I am going to get out for some early tracks this morning.

In the name of research, of course. :)

I feel it would be somehow negligent to not make the most of it...

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Niseko Avalanche Report

6:25am Benkei cape: SSW4m/s, Kamiu cape: S5m/s, 1026hPa, 0.7m waves. Hanazono 1000m: -7.2℃, WSW5.7m/s. Hanazono 720m: -8.3℃, SSE2.2m/s. Moiwa 800m: -8.7℃, N1.0m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -10℃, WNW3.0m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: WNW4.4m/s. Mizuno no Sawa top: -9.9℃, WSW2.0m/s. Kutchan town: -18.1℃, WNW0.3m/s, 146cm snow depth, 1029.5hPa. Moiwa base: -12℃, 5cm of crystal snow in the past 12h, calm and clear.

The mountain and the ocean weather is calm and clear under a high-pressure system. The snowdrifts are stable and the general avalanche risk is low. All gates will open from the morning. Nice & sunny day today, perfect for family ski excursions. Have a great day.

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Planned ski area operations: Sunday 24th January 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 330cm (-10cm)
- Base: 190cm (-10cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4, Swinging Monkey
- Ace Family Quad and Ace Number 2 Center Four lifts operate for night skiing

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 260cm (-3cm)
- Base: 185cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All three lifts
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 260cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 240cm (+0cm)
- Base: 160cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Niseko Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair and Wonderland Chair
- Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts operate for night skiing

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing in the Niseko HANAZONO area.

The Ace Pair Number 1, 3 and 4, King Pair Number 1 lift and King Quad Number 2 lifts are being rested for the season at Niseko Grand Hirafu.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 24th January 2021
(View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 24th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
24th January 2cm 6cm 25cm
23rd January 9cm 9cm 8cm
22nd January 0cm 12cm 13cm
21st January 12cm 33cm 26cm
20th January 27cm 2cm 2cm
19th January 5cm 0cm 9cm
18th January 34cm 9cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 89cm 71cm 99cm
Previous 14 days total 171cm 120cm 138cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 358cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total - 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 768cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
358cm
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
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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