Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th February 2014

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 10th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2-3m/s (Hirafu)
OK
This report
Monday 10th February 2014, 8:24am
0cm
Sunday 9th February 2014, 8:05am 0cm
Saturday 8th February 2014, 8:50am 5cm
Friday 7th February 2014, 8:33am 15cm
Thursday 6th February 2014, 8:56am 25cm
Wednesday 5th February 2014, 8:57am 2cm
Tuesday 4th February 2014, 8:46am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 144cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 84cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 943cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 10th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new snow to report again this morning from the area, other than a light dusting. It is snowing lightly at the moment and snow is forecast for today, so hopefully I will have fresh numbers to report tomorrow morning.

In the meantime it's not as cold as it has been - though still well below zero - and calm.

Runs were really tracked out yesterday and with the lack of fresh snow overnight again it's going to be a similar story this morning. As the report below says, probably a day for groomers.

(I will readily admit to being spoilt being based in Niseko - we expect powder every day and instant refreshes! And often get it of course. To not have that is just... annoying!)

It does look like this week ahead should remain fairly cold but isn't looking like we can expect huge amounts of snowfall unfortunately. As the forecasts stand now, there's more sun lined up than snow.

We will of course just have to see how it turns out.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -8C, no new snow in the last12hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: -13C, wind N5m/s. trace new snow. Annupuri 1150m -14C, wind N10m/s, no new snow. Hirafu 1000m -9C, no new snow. Annupuri peak 1308m: -12.4C, WNNW11.4m/s. Cape Benkei: NW6m/s, Cape Kamui: ESE2m/s, wave 0.5m, pressure 1014hpa.

There is no significant pressure gradient and both ocean and mountain are calm. Without any significant snow cloud over the Sea of Japan we cannot expect any snowfall. Off piste is tracked out and a little difficult to ride. Today is a good day for carving the groomers.

Do not duck ropes. If one person ducks a rope, others will follow increasing the chances we will have an accident. Peak gates are expected to open this morning. Please listen to the patrols advice before exiting the gates. There are many other dangers on the mountain besides avalanches. Take care hitting trees, crashing into cracks and cornice collapse. Outside the gates is not the ski area, there is no patrol. Have a nice day.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 375cm
Base - 195cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 230cm

Annupuri:
Top - 305cm
Base - 220cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Monday 10th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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8th February 5cm 20cm -
7th February 15cm 0cm -
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5th February 2cm 15cm -
4th February 10cm 5cm -
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March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 943cm 1493cm 0cm
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418cm
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316cm
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164cm
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32cm
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