Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 26th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mix of cloud and blue
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair (varied?)
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Tuesday 26th January 2021, 8:22am
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Monday 25th January 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 24th January 2021, 7:54am 2cm
Saturday 23rd January 2021, 8:31am 9cm
Friday 22nd January 2021, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 21st January 2021, 8:31am 12cm
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:35am 27cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 141cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 358cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 768cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 26th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Things remain calm and dry at the moment. There's more cloud around this morning but still some blue skies. The report below from earlier on mentions fog and low light but as we approach 8:30am it seems fairly bright out there to me. But worth keeping in mind and of course conditions can quickly change.

All lifts appear to be starting up as planned this morning.

So there hasn't been much fresh snow over the last 5 days or so, and the snow conditions on the trails are certainly a few steps down from that peak that we had been enjoying. It looks like temperatures should be dropping tomorrow with perhaps some snow, but I wouldn't expect that much.

More consistency looks likely from Friday onwards.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:S4m/s. Cape Kamui: NE5m/s, 1029hPa, wave 0.6m. Hanazono 1000m: -8.3℃, SW9.8m/s. Hanazono 720:-5.3℃, WSW7.3m/s. Moiwa 800m: -5.6℃, WSW2.2m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -8.4℃, WSW3.2m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -8.0℃, WSW5.4m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -7.1℃, WSW5.0m/s. Kutchan Town: -12.1℃, N2.4, snow depth 140cm, 1029.9hPa. Moiwa base: -8, no new snow, sunny.

We are currently in the calm of a high pressure zone, however there is a moderate southerly on the Hanazono side of the range. No new snow has fallen, the runs are hard, its foggy in places and generally there is low light. Off piste is pretty smashed, be careful crashing on old tracks, getting lost or falling into cracks. From observation and data the general avalanche risk is low. Gates are expected to be open. Listen to the patrol's advice and prepare before going out of bounds. Out of bounds is out of the ski area.

Yesterday members of the 2030 Sapporo Olympic Bid Alpine Events Team were on the mountain to investigate possible course routes. To minimise any environmental impact of the events, plans are to use existing runs as much as possible. Your understanding and cooperation is requested. Be aware of sudden changes in weather. Have a good day.

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Planned ski area operations: Tuesday 26th January 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 320cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4
- Ace Family Quad and Ace Number 2 Center Four lifts operate for night skiing

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 240cm (-10cm)
- Base: 175cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All three lifts
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 260cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts apart from Jumbo Number 3
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 240cm (+0cm)
- Base: 160cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Niseko Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair and Wonderland Chair
- Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts operate for night skiing

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing in the Niseko HANAZONO area.

The Ace Pair Number 1, 3 and 4, King Pair Number 1 lift and King Quad Number 2 lifts are being rested for the season at Niseko Grand Hirafu.
There may be other lift operation changes at the moment due to coronavirus situation.
Do be sure to check for details with ski areas.

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Tuesday 26th January 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All 4 areas of Niseko United are open

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  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 26th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
26th January 0cm 9cm 0cm
25th January 0cm 8cm 7cm
24th January 2cm 6cm 25cm
23rd January 9cm 9cm 8cm
22nd January 0cm 12cm 13cm
21st January 12cm 33cm 26cm
20th January 27cm 2cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 79cm 81cm
Previous 14 days total 141cm 137cm 141cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 358cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total - 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 768cm 728cm 951cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
358cm
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
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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