Well, some pretty sweet boot deep off the Monkey and mid Rob Roy early yesterday had plenty of happy guided guests getting what they came for, and then gate 4 opened with more white gold untouched from the 2 previous snow days. For the 2nd time this past week, our region this mornning finds itself nestled within the eye of a new low pressure cell.
Cloudy at present with winds abating again as the day progresses yet as the system moves east, the intensity button will raise later today tonight with blizzard conditions expected throughout tonight into tomorrow. No new for the 24hr period. Jet stream currently SE 5k down low and 15-25k higher up. Temps presently at minus 5c up high and neg 0c at base. The further outlook has the weekend looking generally calm at this stage.
Two Tips for your day - 1) Perhaps some quality carve boards today as the cat guys have groomed some magic tarmac ! -2) Keep a safety leash on your mobile or 2 way - they're expensive to replace.
Stay Safe and Focused - Please Obey and Respect The Niseko Rules.
Never Break Rope Lines - Closed Gates and Areas Deemed Out of Bounds by Patrol. Super Important. Keep your eye on the avalanche report for the latest back country gate access and updates. It's the red button below on this page.
Please Ride Wisely
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Snow report information is compiled and interpreted from various Japanese weather sites and models made current for the day and the 3-5 day outlook. Snow fall 24hr periods are measured at approximately 730am daily in Hirafu Village base lifts and data from the avalanche report which indicates accumulations at both the base of Moiwa and the 1000metre level. Further on mountain observations are also included and like any ski resort, more intense snow accumulations occur at mid and upper mountain elevations of average approximations of 20%. These approximations are conservative. Hence, base lift depth historically speaking is almost 50% less on any given year than mid to top station snow pack.
Cloudy - Snow Approaching