Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 13th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 13th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky and some sunshine
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - SW 2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Jolly good
This report
Saturday 13th January 2018, 8:20am
18cm
Friday 12th January 2018, 8:30am 9cm
Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:25am 10cm
Wednesday 10th January 2018, 8:22am 6cm
Tuesday 9th January 2018, 8:31am 0cm
Monday 8th January 2018, 8:27am 3cm
Sunday 7th January 2018, 8:20am 28cm
Last 7 reports (total): 74cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 86cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 680cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 13th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning!

And I bring happy news of some lovely fresh snow on the ground here at base. I measured 18cm of very nice quality snow. Hurray! And with up to 30cm being reported higher up, conditions should be excellent this morning. And that sounds jolly good to me. Expect more than a few people thinking the same and hitting the slopes early on.

The sun is out as well at the moment. The winds are calm and it is good and cold.

The sunny conditions might not last the day but tomorrow is expected to be sunny from the start all the way through. It is after all, Sunday. So it would seem appropriate.

After that, the next decent snow should be around Monday.

That is all from me this morning and I wish you a happy and safe Saturday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -10℃, 20cm snowfall, calm. Moiwa 800m -10℃, SW breeze, 30cm snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: -13℃, W5m/s, 20cm snowfall. Hirafu 1250m: -13℃, NW8m/s, 30cm snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape WSW5m/s, Kamui cape W5m/s, 1010hPa, 1.1m waves.

The isobars are spread out and the weather is calm on the ocean and the mountains. A light surface hoar has formed due to radiative cooling. The new snow is light, typical snow crystals not affected by the wind. The general avalanche risk is low today. Peak gates will open, please seek for ski patrol’s advice before stepping out of bounds.

A thin avalanche from Jan 13th layer may occur in steep slopes. Carefully ride one by one, stay away from valley bottoms or potential avalanche path when resting. Wearing a helmet and beacon is not mandatory but is heavily recommended. Beacons could save your and other’s lives.

Outside the boundaries is not the resort anymore, everyone is responsible of their own actions, better be prudent. Niseko is setting official Rules in order to protect the safety and freedom of out of bounds riding. Please respect the Niseko Rules. The snow is excellent today.

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Saturday 13th January 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are generally operating
- 'Early Morning' services from 8:00am until 8:20am (Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift). Until 28th January. 500 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 370cm
- Base: 160cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts are generally operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 160cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts except Country Road Chair are generally operating
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola). January 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-28th; February 3rd-4th. 1,400 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 160cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 13th January 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort should be open as planned this morning and peak gates should be open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 13th January 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th January 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 13th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th January 18cm 18cm 23cm
12th January 9cm 12cm 12cm
11th January 10cm 8cm 11cm
10th January 6cm 3cm 20cm
9th January 0cm 0cm 11cm
8th January 3cm 0cm 11cm
7th January 28cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 74cm 41cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 55cm 145cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 86cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total - 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 680cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th January 2018
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 - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
86cm
[680cm]
- - - -
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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