Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited in general
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Wednesday 6th January 2021, 8:42am
12cm
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 8:35am 12cm
Monday 4th January 2021, 8:17am 14cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 8:33am 18cm
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 8:25am 24cm
Friday 1st January 2021, 8:33am 18cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 8:30am 34cm
Last 7 reports (total): 132cm
Last 14 reports (total): 206cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 98cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 508cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 6th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

This morning Annupuri is reporting 10cm of fresh snow while Hirafu and Hanazono are reporting around 25cm. I am measuring 12cm to add to my report and the snow continues. As I speak light snow though it has been heavier at times.

We can expect more of the same... snow, limited visibility.

I am pleased to be reporting not much wind again. In some seasons pesky wind has been one of the most annoying part of a Niseko season, but we're not seeing much of that this time round. Well, so far! I like it.

The forecast for the coming week still shows consistent snowfall lined up each day.

All gates should be open.

And I'll see you tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data. Cape Benkei:N10m/s. Cape Kamui: W8m/s, 1019hPa, wave 1.1m. Hanazono 1000m: -14.1℃, NNW2.7m/s. Hanazono 720: -12.4℃, ENE0.7m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -14.4, NNW1.9m/s. Mizuno no Sawa 900m: -13.5℃, WNW2.3m/s. Moiwa 800m: -12.0℃, NNW5.8m/s, 20cm new snow in the last 12hrs, slow snowdrift development. Annupuri 1100m: WNW4.8m/s. Kutchan Town: -11.5℃, ENE1.5m/s, snow depth 141cm, 1019.8hPa. Moiwa base: -12, 15cm snowfall in last 12hrs, light winds, calm, good visibility.

The snow is getting deep in Kutchan. There is very little atmospheric pressure gradient, the sea and mountains are calm. From observation and data the general avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds. Do not spend time in the valley bottom. Avalanches come from above with surface avalanches travelling at more than 100km/hr. There is no time to escape. Be careful accidentally triggering an avalanche by stimulating a cornice or traversing under one. Ride one by one. Is your beacon turned on? Got your probe and shovel? Helmet on? Looks like a powder paradise out there today. Be safe .

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Planned ski area operations: Wednesday 6th January 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 270cm (0cm)
- Base: 170cm (+10cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- All planned lifts operating (see note below)
- Ace Family Quad, Ace Number 2 Center Four open for night skiing

Courses:
- All courses open

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 215cm (+12cm)
- Base: 164cm (+12cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts operating
- No night skiing

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 200cm (+10cm)
- Base: 140cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts operating during the daytime
- Jumbo Number 1 quad opens for night skiing

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 190cm (+0cm)
- Base: 130cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Niseko Gondola
- Village Express [*]
- Community Chair [*]
- Banzai Chair [*]
- Wonderland Chair

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021.
Lifts marked [*] are scheduled to be operating during night skiing, until 8:00pm.
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.


Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 6th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of the mountain are 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 Wednesday 6th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 6th January 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Wednesday 6th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
6th January 12cm 17cm 8cm
5th January 12cm 8cm 13cm
4th January 14cm 15cm 1cm
3rd January 18cm 5cm 12cm
2nd January 24cm 26cm 15cm
1st January 18cm 15cm 10cm
31st December 34cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 132cm 86cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 206cm 137cm 183cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 98cm 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 508cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
98cm
[508cm]
-
[508cm]
-
[508cm]
-
[508cm]
-
[508cm]
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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