Niseko Snow Report, 17 January 2012

Nice Weather For The Peak

*7.3cm of fresh snow has fallen since yesterday morning and at 7:20am today the temperature was -12°C.

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 17 January 2012

Snow fall depth in Hirafu village, 17 January 2012

Today is such a beautiful clear morning and the peak gate is opening, it should be epic.

Mt. Niseko Annupuri at 8am, 17 January 2012

Mt. Niseko Annupuri at 8am, 17 January 2012

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What’s happening today

Riding at the Hirafu Ski Ground this morning is the only way to go as ski patrol will open the peak gate at 9:30am!

After playing in all the powder up top a few runs down these ski runs to warm down a little Alpen, Boyo and Furiko.

Icicles

Since 4 December 2012 the temperature has been below zero, add that to warm snow covered roofs and you get some amazing icicles.

Icicles hanging from an office with one missing, 17 January 2012

Icicles hanging from an office with one missing, 17 January 2012

Big icicles on a lodge roof,17 January 2012

Big icicles on a lodge roof,17 January 2012

One huge icicle hanging from Sencho 1st, 17 January 2012

One huge icicle hanging from Sencho 1st, 17 January 2012

Snow Forecast

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  1. Remember- falling ice may kill or seriously maim! (Quote from a sign seen last season).

    Love the reports guys, aching to get back there, had a knee reconstruction a few months ago so I’ll be back next season!

      • Not falling ice, but ice at Thredbo. Caught an edge while making a turn, ski yanked the opposite direction, knee went pop.

        If I was in the awesome powder in Hokkaido, there wouldn’t have been a huge sheet of ice… Until then pictures and stories like this will keep me going. Or make me go crazy- one of those.

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