Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 10th February 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 10th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing
wind condition
S 4m/s - SE 6m/s
Limied
This report
Tuesday 10th February 2015, 8:29am
10cm
Monday 9th February 2015, 8:30am 10cm
Sunday 8th February 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 7th February 2015, 8:06am 3cm
Friday 6th February 2015, 8:25am 0cm
Thursday 5th February 2015, 8:02am 0cm
Wednesday 4th February 2015, 7:50am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 66cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 872cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 10th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from my Hirafu base with more fresh snow to report and very cold temperatures.

-17 degrees being reported by Niseko Village and Annupuri areas this morning on their upper slopes.

Again not a huge amount of fresh down here, but it's snowing now and there's a solid 10cm here at base and as you can see from the report below there's more being reported around the mountain, so conditions should be pretty good this morning - especially higher up. I will have to go and check!

It's not the most important number but just for the record the official upper snow depth at Niseko Grand Hirafu hits 400cm this morning.

The forecast still has snowmen lined up each day through into the weekend so snow is expected daily - how much? We'll just have to see what we get served up.

Yesterday the wind conditions prevented some lifts from getting started. How's today shaping up? Looks better this morning with all resorts open and apart from possible late starts due to some checks on the top lifts at Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village, open as normal.

Have a fun day!

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Tomorrow is a national holiday in Japan - National Foundation Day.

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning. Possible late start for top King 4 chair.

Niseko Village:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning. Possible late start for top Wonderland chair.

Niseko Annupuri:
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.
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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -11C, 20cm of snowfall in 12 hours. Moiwa 800m: NE5m/s, -13C, 30cm snowfall. Annupuri 1000m: W5m/s, -13C, snowpack 285cm. Hirafu 1000m: -12C. Peak 1308m: SE speed n/a, -18.6C. Coastal data: Benkei cape WNW17m/s, Kamui cape WSW18m/s, 996hPa, 1.6m waves.

30-40cm snowfall has been observed mainly in western areas. The snowdrifts are slowly developing but stabilizing at the same time. The slabs are also stabilizing, however cornices and knolls above 800m are still unstable and considerable avalanche risk remains in typical avalanche terrain. Gates opening are yet to be determined, please respect the ski patrol’s decision.

Better refrain from riding high altitude open steep slopes today. The stabilization process is delayed due to low temperature and a failure from Feb 7th layer would trigger a large surface slab slide. The areas outside the gates is not the ski resort anymore, always be alert and ride cautiously. Carrying an avalanche beacon is not compulsory in the Niseko out of bounds area, however it is seriously recommended to do so to minimize the risks. Avalanche beacons may save not only your life, but your buddy’s too. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 280cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 300cm
Base - 180cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 10th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open and hopefully not affected by wind today

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 10th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
10th February 10cm 0cm 10cm
9th February 10cm 0cm 35cm
8th February 0cm 5cm 20cm
7th February 3cm 15cm 0cm
6th February 0cm 25cm 5cm
5th February 0cm 2cm 15cm
4th February 3cm 10cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 57cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 144cm 110cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 66cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 872cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th February 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
66cm
[872cm]
-
[872cm]
-
[872cm]
-
[872cm]
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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