Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 25th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
SW 2m/s - NW 6m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
This report
Thursday 25th February 2016, 8:32am
10cm
Wednesday 24th February 2016, 8:45am 7cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 8:12am 8cm
Monday 22nd February 2016, 8:42am 6cm
Sunday 21st February 2016, 8:32am 10cm
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:30am 4cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 8:27am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 111cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 228cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 839cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 25th February 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone from here in snowy Niseko.

And this morning there's another 10cm of fresh snow here at Hirafu base. It's been there or thereabouts for the last five days now, so full marks for consistency! Good quality snow by the looks of it too - so conditions should be good up there this morning - even if I would prefer just a bit more each day. I must try to reign in my insatiable greed for fresh snow once again though after saying that.

This new 10cm brings the February total up to 228cm (32cm more than February 2015) and the season total up to 839cm. Let's see where those numbers stand come the end of February.

Over the previous two seasons, by the end of February we had received what ended up being just under 90% of the total snowfall of the season (here at base), with 139cm of snow observed in March 2015 and 113cm observed in March 2014.

But back to today.

It's nice and cold this morning and fingers crossed wind won't be an issue as well.

I almost might as well copy and paste it*, but the 6-day forecast remains one of consistent and regular snowfall as well as cold temperatures.

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(* not that I would ever do such a thing!)

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Lifts at all four resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

There is no report today.

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 25th February 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 370cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 360cm
Base - 170cm

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Lifts planned to be open for night skiing:

Nighta will be open every day until Monday 21st March 2016

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift
(There is no night skiing at the Hanazono area)

Niseko Village:
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri:
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 25th February 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts look set to be moving as planned this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 25th February 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 25th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
25th February 10cm 10cm 0cm
24th February 7cm 10cm 0cm
23rd February 8cm 0cm 2cm
22nd February 6cm 0cm 10cm
21st February 10cm 0cm 25cm
20th February 4cm 0cm 3cm
19th February 1cm 0cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 20cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 111cm 60cm 91cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 228cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 839cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
228cm
[839cm]
-
[839cm]
-
[839cm]
-
[839cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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