Wednesday 24 January 2018
By Rod at 730am JST
The winds have backed off as quickly as they arrived - 60-85k tore through our mountains and village as this beast took hold later yesterday and last night. This morning we have 20-25cm new at base. 30-40 in lee-side terrain can be expected at mid to upper mountain. It will be interesting to see what and when patrol opens today as wind speed is now around 30-35k at upper levels yet cornice loading will be huge from this last 24hrs - That will be worrying them so we'll see what their call is as far as chair and gate access soon enough..!
Temps of minus 13c at top and 10c below zero at base presently. Jet-stream from the west 35k at top and 10 k at base. Keep your eye on the live lift status and avalanche report buttons below around 830am for updates.
While it is calm in the village at present ...This storm is not over yet ..not by a long way -The outlook is excellent with snow moving back in around mid morning as JMA synoptic charts show a massive system over Hokkaido shifting to 2nd gear with dry cold Japanese crystal for about a week. Keep it coming ...
Have a Great day of Turns – Keep a Cool Head - Ski Wise and Stay Focused...
Equip yourself adequately with the tools and safety gear if heading out the gates or touring plans. Strong caution advised whenever stepping outside legal gate access or skinning / touring back country. Be smart - Living is good
Always keep out of roped and closed areas and adhere to the Niseko Rules. Read the avalanche report - Don't break boundaries or go into strictly forbidden terrain. This information will help keep you safer up there - Red button below along with our quick links to lifts status and The Niseko Rules.
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