Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Monday 18th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2-3m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Monday 18th February 2013, 8:28am
7cm
Sunday 17th February 2013, 8:54am 20cm
Saturday 16th February 2013, 9:02am 10cm
Friday 15th February 2013, 9:10am 25cm
Thursday 14th February 2013, 8:23am 20cm
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 8:44am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 92cm
Last 14 reports (total): 187cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 199cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1178cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Monday 18th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and Happy Monday(s) to you. Into a new week after another busy weekend. The absolutely peak weekends of the season are probably now behind us with the long weekends and Chinese New Year. Those few weekends are always particularly busy in Niseko.

Anyway it's a relatively calm morning here, I'm happy to report. It's not a Blue Monday, with very light snow falling as I write this. Just a bit of new snowfall since yesterday, with around 5-10cm or so of fresh since yesterday at base.

Out on the mountain lifts will be moving as planned, though it seems the Annupuri Gondola may get off to a later-than-usual start this morning after undergoing some kind of inspection/maintenance. Hopefully nothing significant. Other than that, all open.

The forecast over the coming week into next weekend is looking very snowy. Consistent snowfall is something that Niseko is great at and the coming week looks like it won't disappoint. Look to Wednesday in particular for some significant snowfall. From tomorrow we can expect temperatures to drop somewhat as well.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 490cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 370cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 410cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -8C, 5cm of crystal snow and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: mild wind, -8C and moderate development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: S1.6m/s, -12.3C. Coastal data: SSE7m/s, 0.5m waves and 1013hPa. Annupuri 1000m snowpack: 370cm.

The isobars are spaced out and the mountain is calm. The new snowdrifts have stabilized and the general avalanche hazard is lowering. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30am. Another storm is forecasted to pick up from this afternoon as a new low-pressure is approaching. Seek for advice from the ski patrol before stepping out of the gates. Avalanche hazard is permanently present during winter in leeward steep slopes in heavy snowfall area such as Niseko. Whether it says “low hazard” in this information, it will never be 100% safe. Think safety first and be prudent.

Visibility is bad up high; beware of cracks and hitting trees. Better not overestimate your gears’ performance or your own skills. Be safe, have fun and enjoy your day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Monday 18th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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