Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 8th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 8th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds are parked above us. (Hi!)
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow continues to fall
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:28am
24cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:22am 11cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 8:30am 8cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:31am 13cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:30am 1cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:24am 12cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:18am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 84cm
Last 14 reports (total): 205cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 94cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 511cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 8th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko. And what a jolly good morning it is too.

How does 24cm of fresh snowfall sound? Good, right? Some heavy snowfall overnight with lovely light snow on the ground greeting us this early morning. Wonderful. Conditions should be excellent this morning. We can reasonably expect 30-40cm of beautiful light fresh snow on the mountain this morning. I'm full of my fave toast and am ready to get myself out there to enjoy it once I post this report.

Snow will probably continue falling during the day today and tonight, perhaps letting up by tomorrow. There's not much of a wind but visibility is looking limited.

Currently the forecast seems to be showing a good chance of some clearer skies and sunshine over the weekend which will make for a change.

I see a rather... interesting... last comment there on the Avalanche Report today (below). I think a very clear point is trying to be made there!

It is totally natural to get very excited about such conditions, but let's remembering: Safety first. Take care and have fun everyone.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6.00am: -6°, 30cm new snow in the last 24 hrs, light winds, calm. Moiwa 800m: -8.8°, SW4.9m/s, snow drift development, 40cm new snow, calm. Mikaeri Weather Station: light winds, 30cm new snow in last 24hrs. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 175cm. Hirafu Peak : -14°, SW10m/s, 30cm new snow in last 24hrs, snowdrift development. Mizuno no Sawa 1000m: -10.9° , 25 cm new snow in last 24hrs, snowpack 140cm. Kutchan Weather Station: -6.2°, snow depth 135cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW13m/s. Kamui Cape: SW14m/s, 1011hPa, wave 1.2m.

A light snow wind is blowing above 800m with continued snowdrift development. From tests cornices are collapsing easily with fracture at 40cm depth. Snow today is very good. From observation and data, general avalanche risk is low, however on steep slopes similar to Kozan no sawa sidewall it is possible to stimulate an avalanche from rider weight. If an avalanche propagates from the deeper Jan 5th layer, rather than the higher Jan 7th layer, it will be a very dangerous surface avalanche. Do not wait in the valley bottom.

Do not enter Haru no Taki. If you are that desperate for some steeps, go ride in an Alaska extreme competition. You'll be crying like a little girl standing at the top of a “real” big man mountain. Air bags don't always save you. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 8th January 2019
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report. Subject to change!

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 145cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts apart are normally operating
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening
- The Center Four lift will be open from 8:00am until 8:20am until 31st January 2019. (500 yen charge).

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 210cm
- Base: 160cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All Hanazono lifts are normally operating
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono Courses:
- All official courses are now available

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 240cm
- Base: 130cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All Annupuri lifts are normally operating
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening
- Annupuri First run from 7:20am until 8:20am on 12th, 13th, 14th January. (1,500 yen charge).

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 240cm
- Base: 130cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts apart from the Country Road Chair are normally operating
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 8th January 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 8th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 8th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 8th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
8th January 24cm 3cm 0cm
7th January 11cm 28cm 0cm
6th January 8cm 5cm 1cm
5th January 13cm 1cm 8cm
4th January 1cm 3cm 0cm
3rd January 12cm 3cm 0cm
2nd January 15cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 84cm 43cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 205cm 155cm 36cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 94cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total - 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 511cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 8th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
94cm
[511cm]
-
[511cm]
-
[511cm]
-
[511cm]
-
[511cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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