Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 5th February 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 5th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 5th February 2017, 8:22am
0cm
Saturday 4th February 2017, 8:21am 3cm
Friday 3rd February 2017, 8:32am 14cm
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8:52am 15cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 8:02am 19cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:11am 14cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 8:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 51cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 496cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 5th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

And what a lovely morning it is as well, after a very fine day on the mountain yesterday. Nice conditions.

This morning the sun is out, there are clear blue skies all around and it is calm. And it is feeling colder again too.

There is no fresh snowfall to report this morning to fill in tracks, but the groomers are looking ready for some action and the clear weather conditions in themselves should make today a good one.

Cloudy conditions are expected tomorrow with hopefully more fresh snow coming in by Tuesday.

That's about it for today, so until tomorrow...

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -8℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -8.5℃, light NE breeze, no new snow, 169cm snowpack. Annupuri 1150m: -8℃, W5m/s, no snow. Hirafu 1250m: -8℃, mild wind, no snowfall. Kamui cape lighthouse: WSW3m/s, 1014hPa, 0.8m waves.

The ocean and the mountains are both calm. No snow-cloud is present over the Sea of Japan. The general avalanche risk is low today. All gates are scheduled to open from the morning. The whole mountain is tracked out, beware of bumpy conditions. DO NOT enter strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh tracks. Always use access gates to step out of bounds. Ducking ropes is strictly prohibited in Niseko.

Today’s freedom to freely step out of bounds is protected by the Niseko Rules. We strongly demand everybody to respect them. Fecklessly claiming individual responsibility or selfish interpretation/denial of the Rules cannot be tolerated for the sake of all resort users.

There might not be fresh snow, the groomers and backcountry conditions are fantastic.

The snow will come again, have a nice day.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All areas appear to be open as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 5th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 320cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 305cm
Base - 150cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 5th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open as planned this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 5th February 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 5th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
5th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
4th February 3cm 9cm 3cm
3rd February 14cm 18cm 15cm
2nd February 15cm 13cm 10cm
1st February 19cm 12cm 15cm
31st January 14cm 8cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 1cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 71cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 117cm 120cm 76cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 51cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 496cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th February 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
51cm
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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