Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 8th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 8th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light wind
Decent
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This report
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 9:02am
10cm
Monday 7th January 2013, 9:17am 15cm
Sunday 6th January 2013, 9:46am 20cm
Saturday 5th January 2013, 9:03am 20cm
Friday 4th January 2013, 9:40am 20cm
Thursday 3rd January 2013, 9:22am 15cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 9:50am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 110cm
Last 14 reports (total): 203cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 130cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 666cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 8th January 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

We have around 10cm of fresh snowfall to report this morning and a temperature of around -7C, and I don't expect that will budge much throughout the day today. It is snowing out there (for a change!) and while visibility is not the best, it generally looks decent enough.

Good news too - less wind means that the top lifts are operating from the get go this morning on all of the resorts on the mountain so there'll no doubt be a rush up to the top this morning to explore all the fun that can be found up there.

The forecast has us down for similar kind of conditions over the next few days.

Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 340cm
Bottom - 165cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 310cm
Bottom - 190cm

Niseko Village
Top - 285cm
Bottom - 190cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 10cm of new snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: NW8m/s, 20cm of windblown snowdrifts and -15C. Annupuri peak: NW10.3m/s, -17C. Coastal data: NW12m/s, 1.1m waves and 1016hPa.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is gentle, resulting in a calm weather at sea level as well as in the higher altitude. There are no notable developments of snowdrifts and the surface slabs in leeward slopes are mostly stable. The general avalanche risk is low today. Peak gates are scheduled to open as the top-lifts operate.

Although the hazard level is low, it is not zero. Caution is required at all time, especially in typical avalanche terrain. Do not traverse across open steep slopes such as the Osawa cornice slopes, Backbowl's high-walls or Higashione's cornice slopes. Ski/ride down along the fall-line, not across it. If you can't ski/ride the fall-line, then you're not ready to ski/ride that slope.

Some unstable slabs are still present in wind-exposed steep slopes. Stimulating those slabs could trigger a slide from deeper layers. A winter-mountain will never be 100% safe. One mistake can lead to serious consequences. Stay away from obvious danger signs: knolls, cornices and heavy snowdrifts deposit under ridgeline. Respect the Rules and have a great day.

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 8th 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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