Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 8th February 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, light snow at times
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
0 - NW 6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Generally fair
This report
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 9:45am
4cm
Tuesday 7th February 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 6th February 2017, 8:18am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 55cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 500cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and hello - and my apologies for the late report today. 'Unavoidable stuff' is my excuse!

Yesterday didn't totally clear up but we did have periods of blue sky and some sunshine - and lots of wind.

I have 4cm of fresh overnight snow to report to you this morning.

Light snow was falling earlier on this morning, it wasn't snowing when I started this report, but it is snowing again now. Doh! The good news is that the wind is much calmer and this morning all of the lifts that should be moving are open. I would expect with the conditions yesterday and the wind blowing everything around that it will be a mix of nice fresh snow in places but icy in others. Need to keep that in mind.

I'm looking at a few different forecasts here and they tell slightly different stories. I suppose the main thing to take from them is that while we may get some more snow later tomorrow and Friday, I wouldn't expect anything major. Snow clouds are forecast to be with us over the weekend too and so hopefully we'll get something out of them.

Have a fun day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -5°, 10cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -8°, 15cm new snow, minor snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m, -12°, W10m/s, 15cm new snow. Hirafu 1250m, -13°, W10m/s, 10cm ne snow, snowdrift development. Coastal data: Kamui Cape:NW8m/s, 1010hPa, wave 1.0m.

The wind has dropped and the snowdrifts are starting to stabilize. At the 5am observation, the avalanche risk is falling however around 1000m elevation, East ridge cornice slope, Backbowl sidewall and other leeward steep open slopes, the risk of surface avalanches remains high. Gates are expected to be open. Please listen and follow the patrols advice.

Don't ride or wait in the gullies at the valley bottoms. These are avalanche paths and avalanches can hit unexpectedly from above. Take care not to hit trees or fall in cracks. Cracks and holes are difficult to see from above. When riding out of bounds always be aware of your current location. Following unknown tracks is a quick and easy way to get lost. Your freedom to ride out of bounds is protected by the Niseko Rules. This also comes with responsibilities – Don't Duck Ropes. Be careful of sudden weather changes. 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 resort areas are open as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 8th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 300cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
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 9:45am on Wednesday 8th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas open as planned this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 8th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th February 4cm 12cm 0cm
7th February 0cm 15cm 3cm
6th February 0cm 15cm 0cm
5th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
4th February 3cm 9cm 3cm
3rd February 14cm 18cm 15cm
2nd February 15cm 13cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 92cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 91cm 150cm 62cm
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 55cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 500cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 8th 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]
55cm
[500cm]
-
[500cm]
-
[500cm]
-
[500cm]
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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