Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - S 4m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
A bit dull, but fair
This report
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 8:31am
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Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:05am 0cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 8:26am 13cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:31am 45cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:31am 26cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 8:31am 15cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:30am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 113cm
Last 14 reports (total): 206cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 13cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 912cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

As expected, yesterday was a beautiful day. Ah, it is so good to be here. :)

It's a cloudy and calm start to the day this morning and there is no fresh snow to report to you. It's cold early on but will likely be milder than it has been during the day today and tomorrow.

The forecasts show a chance of some snowfall before the end of the day and into tomorrow.

And I think that's about it for this morning!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5am: -14℃, no snowfall, calm. Moiwa800m: -17.5℃, light breeze, no snowfall. Annupuri1150m: mild breeze, -12℃, no snowfall. Hirafu1250m: mild wind, -16℃, no snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape no wind, Kamui cape: S5m/s, 1029hPa, 0.9m waves.

The winter pressure pattern has passed, isobars are spread out, the mountains and the seas are in a calm condition. No new snow has fallen and the slopes are mostly tracked out. The overall avalanche risk is low and all gates are expected to open from the morning. Be well prepared for the backcountry, anybody can step out of the gates, however carelessly following other people’s track could make you astray or end up in a dangerous situation.

South facing strictly off-limits areas such as Haru no Taki zone is being affected by the sun and dangerous slabs are drastically forming. Riding stimulations could trigger a large slide. Strictly off-limits areas are closed for good reasons. Please respect the boundaries.

The large temperature difference during the day will form a notable surface hoar layer, leading Feb 1st-2nd layer become a weak layer in the future snowpack. Surface slab slides from Jan 25th layer are still to be expected in highly wind-loaded steep slopes above 1200m. Better avoid concave terrains in Chisenupuri and Mt Yotei.

The snow is still deep, but a little denser, good conditions continues. Beware of sudden weather changes. Have a nice day.

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Saturday 3rd February 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from King Number 2) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 240cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating
- 'Early Gondola' service from 7:30am until 8:30am (Niseko Gondola) - last day tomorrow (Sunday). 1,400 yen special ticket required.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 240cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 3rd February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All should be open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 3rd February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 3rd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd February 0cm 14cm 18cm
2nd February 0cm 15cm 13cm
1st February 13cm 19cm 12cm
31st January 45cm 14cm 8cm
30th January 26cm 0cm 1cm
29th January 15cm 0cm 6cm
28th January 14cm 11cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 113cm 73cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 206cm 114cm 115cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 13cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 912cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
13cm
[912cm]
- - -
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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