Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd February 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Thursday 22nd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
0 - SW 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 8:06am
5cm
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 8:31am 13cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:01am 14cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 8:14am 16cm
Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:31am 17cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 8:31am 21cm
Friday 16th February 2018, 8:30am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 103cm
Last 14 reports (total): 218cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 242cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Thursday 22nd February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning greetings to you all.

And this morning I have 5cm of fresh snow to report.

And, yes, it is snowing. Quite bright though this morning (at least here in the village as I write this; not so much by looking at the webcams) and it feels fairly calm, so I expect the top lifts should be able to open as normal.

So there's not quite as much fresh this morning, but the forecast still shows consistent snowfall over the coming week and into March. If the sun does get to make a guest appearance sometime, make the most of it because it isn't due to stick around for too long!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -11°, trace new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: -12°, WNW2.5m/s, cornice and snowdrift development until midnight. Annupuri 1150m: -13°, NW10m/s, snow wind is calming down. Hirafu 1250m: -15°, light wind, snow wind is calming down. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW11m/s. Kamui Cape: W9m/s, 1018hPa, wave 1.4m.

The pressure gradient is levelling out and the sea and mountains are finally calming down. Cornice and snowdrift development are starting to settle down. From observation snow has stabilised, the general slope avalanche risk is low. No 2,3 peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and be prepared before going out of bounds.

The weather is expected to deteriorate after lunch. Plan accordingly. Leeward slopes in the forest have good snow. Be careful falling into cracks, hitting trees or getting lost. Following someone you don't know is easy way to get lost, always know your current location. From data and analysis the avalanche risk at Kozan no sawa sidewall, Osawa cornice slope near 1000m, Higashi One far side continues to be high. Ride the fall line, don't ever traverse steep slopes under cornices. Many people are stopping in the valley bottoms so be careful near and under cornices they may collapse suddenly without warning. When above them stay a save distance (10m) from the edge.

This report is published daily to try and prevent accidents of ski resort users. Hoping there is no accident today. We are getting a little tired. Have a good day.

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Thursday 22nd February 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from King Number 2) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 510cm
- Base: 255cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 400cm
- Base: 260cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 400cm
- Base: 280cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Thursday 22nd February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd February 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 22nd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
22nd February 5cm 1cm 6cm
21st February 13cm 3cm 10cm
20th February 14cm 15cm 4cm
19th February 16cm 16cm 1cm
18th February 17cm 8cm 8cm
17th February 21cm 0cm 38cm
16th February 17cm 4cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 103cm 47cm 82cm
Previous 14 days total 218cm 51cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 242cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 22nd February 2018
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 - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
242cm
[1141cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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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