Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:21pm on Saturday 12th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Fair
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This report
Saturday 12th January 2013, 1:21pm
25cm
Friday 11th January 2013, 9:07am 35cm
Thursday 10th January 2013, 9:33am 25cm
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 8:42am 5cm
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 9:02am 10cm
Monday 7th January 2013, 9:17am 15cm
Sunday 6th January 2013, 9:46am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 135cm
Last 14 reports (total): 223cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 220cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 756cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:21pm on Saturday 12th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Apologies for the later-than-usual report from Niseko today.

We are already in the middle of the day and all the mountain is open as planned today. Full speed ahead!

Since yesterday another 25cm or so of soft light fresh snow on the ground. There's not much wind about and I'm sure right now there are many people up there on the mountain enjoying the excellent snow conditions we have.

So much of the same really. Clouds above us and lots of snow to enjoy under our skis and boards... though it is busier today at the start of this long weekend in Japan.

Again, excellent conditions for those lucky enough to be here. Hope you can also get to enjoy it.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 380cm
Bottom - 200cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 330cm
Bottom - 195cm

Niseko Village
Top - 300cm
Bottom - 190cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -7C, 20cm of new snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: W10m/s, -10C. Annupuri peak:WNW12.8m/s, -15C. Coastal data: WNW10m/s, 1.6m waves and 1020hPa.

According all data, observations and snowfall transition, the snowdrifts are developing slowly and leeward slopes above 800m are widely blanketed with a layer of soft-slab. The temperature is relatively high and although yesterday’s tracks aren’t recovered, the snow is nice and fast and the general avalanche risk is low. Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10am. Seek for the ski patrol's advice before stepping out of the gates. Always keep in mind that outside the gate is not the resort anymore. Be well prepared for the backcountry and you must know where you're going. Following unknown tracks is not a smart idea. It is strongly recommended to carry a map; the Niseko Rules map can be used as a reference map.

The atmospheric pressure is in a stable stage before the nest low-pressure system approaches. The mountain is in a really good condition. The soft rimes on the trees are fabulous. Be safe, don't duck ropes, don't traverse steep slopes and beware of trees.

Archive report: Posted at 1:21pm on Saturday 12th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open. Further details in report.

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