Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 24th February 2010

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:45pm on Wednesday 24th February 2010
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
light to moderate
Good
This report
Wednesday 24th February 2010, 1:45pm
---
Tuesday 23rd February 2010, 10:51am ---
Monday 22nd February 2010, 11:22am ---
Sunday 21st February 2010, 16:51pm ---
Saturday 20th February 2010, 10:17am ---
Friday 19th February 2010, 10:09am ---
Thursday 18th February 2010, 10:17am ---
Last 7 reports (total): ---
Last 14 reports (total): ---
Current month (February 2010) total: ---
season so far total: ---

Archive report: Posted at 1:45pm on Wednesday 24th February 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Today feels more like late March than late Feb and tomorrow will probably feel more like mid April. Definitely being hit by unseasonal warmth currently. Springlike conditions on the mountain but the off-piste is more crusty than nice consolidated corn. Groomers offer the best skiing today but it will be a little slushy down low. Overall not what we normally would expect at this time of year.
It is currently overcast but there's no precipitation. Tonight it is only expected to just get down to freezing which for us, after what has been a pretty cold winter, is very near to T-shirt weather!
Anyway some rain will hit later tomorrow after the temp peaks at around an expected 7 degrees. The warmer temps will remain until Sunday when they should drop back closer to normal again.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 320
Bottom - 200

Niseko Village:
Top - 390
Bottom - 230

Annupuri:
Top - 355
Bottom - 230

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.71

Moiwa base 6am: -3℃, no snowfall.
Coastal data: SE2m/s at Benkei cape, WSW3m/s, 1.1m waves and 1020hPa at Kamui cape.
Annupuri peak: W5.4m/s, -6℃.
There is no notable development of snowdrift and yesterday’s tracks are remaining.
Although shallow (5cm) slides of wind-drifted snow are to be expected in some spots, deeper layers mostly consist of rounded grains; the snow is stable and the avalanche hazard is low.
Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30.
The snow is shallow and difficult to control, beware of hitting trees.
Many cracks are starting to form in leeward slopes above 800m. These cracks are the result of the slope’s tension release and usually don’t slide right away. However, possibilities of a major scale avalanche are to be considered in slopes with cracks but without crimps below the open section.
Cracks are often difficult to see from above, be careful not to fall into.
Caution is required when traversing the west face towards Goshiki. Keep space between skiers.
Also, it is wiser to avoid the gully bottoms in Osawa or Backbowl.
The season is slowly shifting to spring.
Do not seek fresh lines in strictly off limits areas.










Archive report: Posted at 1:45pm on Wednesday 24th February 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

<
Tuesday 23rd February 2010
This report
Wednesday 24th February 2010
Thursday 25th February 2010
>
17-18 REPORTING
Exclusive daily snow reporting on SnowJapan will be back before the 17-18 ski season starts so look out for updates starting later on in November.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 2:07pm
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:58am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002