Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 26th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 26th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing
wind condition
SW 1m/s - W 8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:32am
18cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:49am 19cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:31am 13cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:33am 1cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:22am 1cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:34am 3cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:15am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 70cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 157cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 602cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 26th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello from Niseko.

The morning a similar amount of snow on the ground and another cold morning. Snow conditions should be really good out there but visibility remains generally limited and winds are causing top lifts to be on hold at the start of the day again.

Forgive me for being a bit quiet this morning as I have just heard the news in the Avalanche Report (below). While I don't know any more details myself, it is of course extremely sad to hear such things and thoughts are with his family.

Do take care out there everyone.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base: -8℃, 20cm snowfall. Moiwa800m: -11.5℃, W16.8m/s, 20cm snowfall with snow drifts development. Annupuri 1150m: -16℃, NNW18m/s, 30cm snowfall. Hirafu 1250m: -16℃, light breeze, 20cm snowfall. Kamui cape lighthouse: W12m/s, 1014hPa, 2.6m waves.

A westerly wind with snowfall is persisting as a cold front passed and barometric longitude shifted and delivered 20-30cm of fresh snow at the base overnight. The snow drifts have developed slowly around 800m elevation. Avalanche risk remains high around cornices and knoll terrains at Annupuri Osawa, Backbowl and Higashi-One. Potential trigger layer is Feb 23rd’s low-pressure snowfall. The stabilization of the newly formed snowdrifts is progressing, however hazard level remains high and caution is required at all times. Do not enter the south facing strictly off-limits areas. Traversing across cornice or steep slopes and/or many people dropping into the same slope at the same time is a very bad idea. Peak gates’ opening is yet to be decided. The snow in the tree runs is very good. We strongly demand everyone to play by the rules.

We would like to express our deepest condolences for Sam Armstrong who passed away in an avalanche in Haru No Taki area south-east slope yesterday and offer our heartfelt sympathy for his family and friends.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts are on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds and poor visibility.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
All three lifts operating at the start of the day.

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the start of the day.
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Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 26th February 2017:

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

Niseko Village
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 26th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by snow and poor visibility at the start of the day

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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 26th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
26th February 18cm 18cm 10cm
25th February 19cm 10cm 10cm
24th February 13cm 7cm 10cm
23rd February 1cm 8cm 0cm
22nd February 1cm 6cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 10cm 0cm
20th February 15cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 70cm 63cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 129cm 67cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 157cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 602cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
157cm
[602cm]
-
[602cm]
-
[602cm]
-
[602cm]
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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