Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 10th January 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud - light snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
N 2m/s - S 4m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 8:30am
3cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 8th January 2017, 8:28am 0cm
Saturday 7th January 2017, 8:22am 0cm
Friday 6th January 2017, 8:13am 1cm
Thursday 5th January 2017, 8:33am 8cm
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 12cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 305cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello to you all, and this morning I have fresh snow to report. Hurray!

But don't get too excited though just yet... 3cm.

It's definitely a much colder start to the day which is a good thing and tomorrow should be colder still. The forecast still has a lot of snow lined up over the coming week too.

The storm is due to begin sometime today. Let's see it happen!

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A follow up to the message we posted yesterday

Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who sent us messages of support and comments following the message that we posted on the report pages yesterday.

It was really encouraging to read all the sincere comments that we have received. And from so many people as well. Must admit, we were a bit shocked at the response! We really appreciate it.

Some people asked what they can do to help us. Probably the biggest help is to simply let other people know about SnowJapan and what we do. Either by just telling friends who might be interested, or by posting a link to any page within SnowJapan.com (links are a big help; no need to ask). While we are already highly discoverable on these here internets, believe it or not there are still folk out there who haven’t found us! ;)

Again, thank you very much for your comments and support and sorry that we can’t reply to them all individually.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -6℃, 5cm new snow. Moiwa850m: -8℃, W5m/s, 20cm snowdrifts from easterly winds, 10cm new snow. Annupuri 1150M: -11℃, W10m/s, 15cm new snow at 1000m. Hirafu1200m: -14℃, snowing and no snowdrift development. Kamui cape lighthouse: WSW10m/s, 1008hPa, 2.2m waves.

The barometric pressure gradient is low and wind is stagnating below 10m/s westerly, however is forecasted to pick up and a storm will kick in above 1000m around noon. The snow in the forest around 800m elevation is mostly reset. A hoar layer (Jan 9th) is present under the present snowfall and could potentially become a trigger layer in the future snowpack. Beware of sluff laying on top of hard-pack steep slopes.

Make sure to leash your board and double check your brakes on your fat-skis.

Gates opening is yet to be decided, please respect the ski patrol’s decisions. Ducking ropes is severely restricted in Niseko. Do not duck ropes.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 10th January 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 235cm
Base - 85cm

Niseko Village
Top - 150cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 155cm
Base - 95cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report above

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 10th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
10th January 3cm 20cm 30cm
9th January 0cm 11cm 3cm
8th January 0cm 11cm 20cm
7th January 0cm 14cm 15cm
6th January 1cm 15cm 0cm
5th January 8cm 10cm 3cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 81cm 86cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 167cm 176cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 12cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total - 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 305cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th January 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
12cm
[305cm]
-
[305cm]
-
[305cm]
-
[305cm]
-
[305cm]
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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