Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:17am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
N 1-2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair - limited
This report
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:17am
2cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:33am 1cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:18am 1cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 8:24am 0cm
Friday 10th February 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 59cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 504cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning everyone.

A bit of blue sky in the afternoon yesterday and a bit of snow to report this morning - 2cm. Yey!

There will again of course likely a bit more than that at higher elevations.

Light snow is still falling now but it is not expected to continue for long and something of a clear-up is likely later on today.

We're looking at the prospect of some rather warm conditions tomorrow - into positive numbers - but you really (really) want the good news, don't you? ;)

Yes, from Friday we can expect the temps to drop again... and for snow to start snowing. Fingers crossed it'll be proper decent snow that will continue for at least a few days and into next week.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am : -5°, light winds, 3cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -7°, minor snowdrift development from westerly wind, 5cm new snow. Annupuri 1150m, -9°, W9m/s, 5cm new snow, snowpack 170cm. Hirafu 1250m, -10°, W5m/s, 3cm new snow. Coastal data: Kamui Cape:WSW8m/s, 1020hPa, wave 0.8m.

At 5am observation light winds above 800m and little noticeable snowdrift development. The mountain is covered in a thin blanket of fresh snow and the overall avalanche risk is low. Around elevation 1000m, East ridge, Back bowl sidewall, 30 degree slopes, there is possibility of snow drifts fracturing on 14 Feb layer. From the snowfall transition and impact test the lower snowpack is stable however take care around knolls and under cornices. Always remember there is never 100% safety in the mountains and make appropriate preparations before going out of bounds. All gates are expected to open. This information is issued to prevent accidents of ski resort users. Have a good 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 four resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 15th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 295cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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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 8:17am on Wednesday 15th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All four resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning.

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 15th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th February 2cm 4cm 15cm
14th February 1cm 0cm 15cm
13th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
11th February 0cm 0cm 45cm
10th February 0cm 13cm 10cm
9th February 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 17cm 100cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 109cm 131cm
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 59cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 504cm 992cm 1144cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
59cm
[504cm]
-
[504cm]
-
[504cm]
-
[504cm]
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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