Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 13th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 13th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, blue sky in places
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair and seemingly improving
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Monday 13th January 2020, 8:24am
3cm
Sunday 12th January 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 8:31am 1cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 8:18am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 90cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 382cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 13th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I am happy to be able to report some fresh snowfall down at base this morning.

Hurray!

It's hardly a large amount, but as I said yesterday I am determined to give thanks for each and every one of those (3) cm! I am interested to note that the Avalanche Report below is reporting 10cm, that is good to hear.

Right now it is mostly cloudy still, but there's quite a bit of blue sky to see in places too. Feels quite cold too, currently -6C outside at base.

Today is the last day of the long weekend. Up next - well, in terms of major dates on the calendar - is Chinese New Year, which is on 25th January. Lots of visitors will be coming to enjoy their holidays in the Niseko area around that last week of this month. It would be smashing if the mountain could get a good old comprehensive snow refresh before then. Heck, multiple ones! Obviously. Let us hope it will be so.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6.00am: -7°, 10cm new snow in last 12 hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: -7.0°, 1.6m/s 314 deg NW. Hirafu 1000m: 1.7m/s 78 deg ENE, -9.1°. Hanazono 720m: 0.2m/s 51 deg NE, -6.9°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:N8m/s. Kamui Cape W5m/s, 1012hPa, wave 0.8m. Annupuri 1000m: snow depth 135cm.

We are currently under a high pressure system which sandwiched between two lows. The pressure gradient is shallow and the mountains and seas are calm. About 15cm of new snow has fallen in the last 12 hrs. The small light crystal snow is fantastic. From observation and data there is no new snowdrift development and general avalanche risk is low. Be careful on 40 deg slopes for shallow surface avalanches. When avalanches run a long way they accumulate a lot of snow and become very dangerous if you are buried. Do not rest in the valley bottoms. It is recommended to carry a beacon, probe, shovel and wear a helmet when riding out of bounds. Also carrying a 20m piece of 7mm rope is useful for pulling someone out of a creek.

Out of bounds areas are OK for riding. Never enter strictly off limits areas, your pass will be confiscated. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 13th January 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 70cm

All lifts are normally operating

All courses normally open EXCEPT the following:
- Miharashi

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 135cm
- Base: 82cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 145cm
- Base: 95cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT the following:
- Jumbo Number 4

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 140cm
- Base: 90cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT the following:
- Country Road (which is normally rested anyway)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 13th January 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Monday 13th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
13th January 3cm 1cm 18cm
12th January 0cm 2cm 9cm
11th January 0cm 2cm 10cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 6cm
9th January 1cm 20cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 24cm 3cm
7th January 0cm 11cm 28cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 60cm 74cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 130cm 86cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 90cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total - 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 382cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 13th January 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
90cm
[382cm]
- - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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]
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