Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 25th February 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Monday 25th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
1-3m/s (Hirafu)
Fair to poor
This report
Monday 25th February 2013, 8:39am
10cm
Sunday 24th February 2013, 8:55am 5cm
Saturday 23rd February 2013, 8:30am 10cm
Friday 22nd February 2013, 8:35am 15cm
Thursday 21st February 2013, 9:15am 15cm
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 8:56am 20cm
Tuesday 19th February 2013, 8:38am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 177cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 284cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1263cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Monday 25th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Ah yes, into another week and it's a nice calm Monday morning here in Niseko.

We have our usual 10cm of new snow since yesterday, and while earlier on apparently the sun was even making an appearance, right now light snow is falling. It's not as cold this morning and right now around -5C. There's not much wind and so all of the mountain should be open as planned.

Today will see snow showers but from tomorrow it still looks like we will see generally clearer conditions and less snow falling, with probably milder temperatures as well. Leading up to next weekend we can expect another cold front to move in and bring with it potentially significant snowfall to the region.

For now though it should be a few good days to enjoy the current conditions.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 235cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 380cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 430cm
Bottom - 245cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -10C, snowing, 10cm of crystal snow and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: -13C, light development of snowdrifts, 15cm of new snow and bad visibility. Annupuri peak: NNE3.2m/s, -15.4C. Coastal data: N12m/s, 1.6m waves and 1019hPa.

A moderate northerly wind (10-12m/s) has stagnated overnight and the snowdrifts above 800m development is gradual and the snowpack is relatively stable. The avalanche hazard remains high in large vertical open steep slopes such as the Backbowl sidewalls, Osawa cornice slopes and Higashione cornice slopes, but the general avalanche risk around the resort and under treeline is relatively low.

Gate 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10:30am. Please follow the ski patrol's instructions. The snow is forecasted to pick up around noon. Beware of falling into cracks as the visibility will be bad. Be extra careful at the entry of steep slopes, pay attention to what in front of you as there might be a cracks whether in the trees or open slopes.

Looking at this season’' snowfall transition, the avalanche risk in slopes above 1000m remains very high throughout the winter. Carefully choose your touring route. Prudence is required in the surrounding peaks too.

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Monday 25th 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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