Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 7th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy overcast
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light, for now
visibility condition
Fair
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Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:15am
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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
Last 7 reports (total): 99cm
Last 14 reports (total): 204cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 99cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 509cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 7th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I'm dragging myself away from the news from around the world this morning, trying to forget it and just think about nice things. Like fluffy snow. And nature. And cute animals. And toast.

But anyway, I'll get to my duties...

There is just a dusting of snow overnight (though I note the ski areas appear to be reporting a uniform 10cm) and it feels quite calm at the moment, but things are going to get revved up by the end of today with some potentially heavy snow along with some strong winds are forecast.

It is another cold morning and due to get colder still.

All lifts appear to be starting their day as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data. Cape Benkei:E6m/s. Cape Kamui: NNE3m/s, 1009hPa, wave 0.7m. Hanazono 1000m: -13.2℃, N3.3m/s. Hanazono 720: -10.7℃, NNW3.0m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -13.14, N3.0m/s. Mizuno no Sawa 900m: -10.6℃, NNE3.03m/s. Moiwa 800m: -10.6℃, NNE3.0m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -13.5℃, WSW speed n/a. Kutchan Town: -14℃, NE1.3m/s, snow depth 131cm, 1010.2hPa. Moiwa base: -12, 1cm snowfall in last 12hrs, calm, good visibility.

No new snowfall preceding the low pressure front moving into the area, the seas and mountains are both calm. A NE wind will pick up on the mountain today followed by a strong north westerly change bringing snow. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please respect the patrol's decisions. The mountain got all tracked up yesterday, be careful today getting caught up in old tracks. Be careful falling, hitting trees, The snow is good on and off piste today.

Snow conditions change everyday, just because it was good yesterday don't mean it will be good today. Always be cautious. From the snowfall transition and observation expect a Jan 7th layer in the snowpack. Yesterday over 500 people went out of bounds with no accidents reported. Everyone - thank you. Only about 50% of people are wearing helmets and beacons. Those people not wearing them please start, they can save your life. Be careful of a sudden change in weather. Do not duck ropes to enter strictly off limits areas like Haru no Taki.

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Planned ski area operations: Thursday 7th 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 (+0cm)

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: 210cm (-5cm)
- Base: 155cm (-9cm)

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 (+0cm)
- 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 8:15am on Thursday 7th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas of Niseko are open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 7th 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 Thursday 7th 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
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  2020/2021
*as of Thursday 7th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
7th January 1cm 0cm 11cm
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
Previous 7 days total 99cm 86cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 204cm 130cm 187cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 99cm 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 509cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th 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]
99cm
[509cm]
-
[509cm]
-
[509cm]
-
[509cm]
-
[509cm]
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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