Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 25th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 25th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
0-5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 8:03am
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Monday 24th February 2014, 7:30am 0cm
Sunday 23rd February 2014, 7:53am 2cm
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 8:58am 10cm
Friday 21st February 2014, 8:05am 25cm
Thursday 20th February 2014, 8:24am 3cm
Wednesday 19th February 2014, 8:03am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 175cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 1034cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 25th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It was a lovely day yesterday with the sun out and blue skies, but with that it warmed up and temperatures rose into positive numbers. Good for photos - not the best for snow conditions.

It was cold again overnight but with no new snow there's of course no refresh and we are set for another sunny and eventually warm day in the region - very likely similar to yesterday.

Next snow? Well, not today and not tomorrow either as this particular dry run continues, though there's hope for a bit of snow late in the week as we return to colder conditions. It doesn't look like anything major is lined up though in the coming week in terms of potential snowfall, so we have to make do with what we got for the moment!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -8C, no overnight snowfall. Moiwa 800m: mild wind, -7C, no snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: mild wind, -8C, no snowfall. Hirafu 1000m: mild wind, -7C, no snowfall. Peak 1308m: WSW7m/s, -10.4C. Coastal data: Benkei cape W4m/s, Kamui cape SSW13m/s, 1.5m, 1018hPa.

Sunny morning without snowclouds, no development of snowdrifts can be observed. Peak gates will open from the morning. Carry proper gear when going out of bounds. The temperature is forecasted to rise during the day and risks of full-depth avalanches will rise in south facing steep/cliff areas below 800m. Do not cross boundary ropes to access strictly off-limits areas of Haru no Taki and Yu no Sawa. The snow in north facing slopes is still good, however second-action avalanches triggered from deeper weak layers (notably Feb 13-15th) are likely to occur in steep slopes. These types of avalanches are difficult to predict and can occur in fair weather, unlike first-action avalanches that are caused by rapid formation of snowdrifts during storms. Keep it in mind and be careful when riding north-facing slopes. Pit-checks are a good reference for decision-making. Beware of overspeeding, hitting trees and falling into cracks. The mountain seems mostly tracked out and in a tricky condition. Ride carefully.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 375cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 360cm
Base - 215cm

Annupuri:
Top - 355cm
Base - 230cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Tuesday 25th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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