Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 11th January 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:48am on Monday 11th January 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Monday 11th January 2010
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So the snow eased and there was only a little snow overnight but this morning the snow has started up again and has been heavy at times. It is expected to become mostly fine later today though but hopefully Niseko can confound the forecasts again and just keep on dumping.
There hasn't been enough snow to cover all the tracks from yesterday but temperatures are remaining cold and the snow very light and if you explore a bit there's still plenty of fresh tracks to be had, especially off the peak.
Reasonably busy on the hill today as it's a long weekend here in Japan so plenty of people from Sapporo down enjoying the conditions.
Everything is still looking good this coming week for plenty of snow and blizzard conditions are forecast currently for Thursday. So make sure you get up there and enjoy the current powdery goodness before the winds return.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 220cm
Bottom - 125cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 230cm
Bottom - 140cm

Top - 235cm
Bottom - 150cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.27

Moiwa base 6am: -6℃ and slight overnight snowfall.
Coastal wind: 12m/s NW at Benkei cape, 1.8m waves at Kamui cape.
The atmospheric pressure gradient is gently shelving and no snow-clouds can be observed around the Niseko area.
Intermittent 10m/s westerly wind and snow is persisting above 800m, some of the slopes has been reset with fresh snow.
The wind at the peak has remained within 10m/s, and milder in upper Mizuno no sawa area.
The Mizuno no sawa program is scheduled to operate today.
There are no notable developments of snowdrifts and cornices.
The general avalanche risk is low.
Although, most of yesterday’s tracks are remaining in slopes lower than 800m, the temperature has sustained low and the snow is still light.
Peak gates will open at 9:30am.
Do not seek fresh lines in strictly off limits areas. Ducking ropes is severely prohibited by the Niseko Rules. These Rules are not just formalities, but has been set in order to secure the freedom and the safety of all skiers.
Listen to the ski patrol’s advice and use the gates to access the out of bounds areas.
Beware of tree branches lurking underneath the snow.
Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Monday 11th January 2010
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