Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 6th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:08am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - NW 2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:08am
0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 8:30am 3cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 8:24am 0cm
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:05am 0cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 8:26am 13cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:31am 45cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 186cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 16cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 915cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

OK, so I wasn't expecting much and... well, I don't have any new cm to report to you this morning.

Weren't we expecting snow clouds this morning? Perhaps they've popped on over to Sapporo for the Snow Festival, coz they ain't here! (* Actually it looks like they are to the south of us).

Instead of snow and clouds, and in contrast to yesterday morning, we are enjoying some beautiful blue skies all around.

Really lovely.

The Avalanche Report below describes the mountain as in 'rough condition', and we are indeed in need of a refresh. But still, while the sun is out I think we need to make the effort to get out and there will still be a lot of fun to be found. I'm going to partake anyway.

It is cold at the start of the day, but it'll warm up with the sunshine. Hopefully not too much.

I think I'm safe to put the report up early as surely all areas will be open and we expect gates to be open too.

Have a fun day, and remember to do the snow dance at the top.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -8°, no new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: -9°, E2.2m/s, no new snow, good visibility. Annupuri 1150m: -12°, light SE winds, no new snow, snowpack 330cm. Hirafu 1250m: -11°, light winds, no new snow, good visibility. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:SSE3m/s. Kamui Cape: ENE5m/s, 1007hPa, wave 2.2m.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is shallow preceding a low pressure system, mountains and seas are both calm, but waves are starting to pick up. From observation the general avalanche risk is low, all peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice. There is no new snow, the mountain is covered in tracks and in rough condition. Take care going fast, loosing a ski and hitting trees. You can't win against a tree.

Never enter strictly off limits area Haru no Taki. As the sun causes the snow to slab it can collapse easily from rider stimulation or even under its own weight, causing a deep layer or full depth avalanche. Do not duck ropes looking for fresh snow. Ducking ropes is strictly prohibited by Niseko Rules. You must use the gates to go out of bounds.

Take care falling into cracks, they cannot be seen from above and have claimed more than one life. Use caution on steep and cornice slopes. We hope for no accidents.

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Tuesday 6th 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: 425cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 230cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Tuesday 6th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open. Gates expected to be open.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th 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 Tuesday 6th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
6th February 0cm 0cm 15cm
5th February 3cm 0cm 10cm
4th February 0cm 3cm 9cm
3rd February 0cm 14cm 18cm
2nd February 0cm 15cm 13cm
1st February 13cm 19cm 12cm
31st January 45cm 14cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 65cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 186cm 108cm 123cm
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 16cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 915cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th 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]
16cm
[915cm]
- - -
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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