Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds are back
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing
wind condition
0 - 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair-limited
This report
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 8:31am
3cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:12am 3cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:16am 24cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:33am 8cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:30am 2cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 8:30am 17cm
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 8:06am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 186cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 299cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1198cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko.

And for this last report of February 2018, I have 3cm of fresh snowfall to report. Bringing my total observed snowfall for the month to 299cm and the total for the season so far to 1198cm.

(These numbers can of course always be seen lower down this page, but I'll post my wordy monthly summary in my report on Friday. Will get to putting that together today and tomorrow).

Back to this morning. Oh hold on, before that, back to yesterday. Lovely weather. Beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Excellent.

This morning the snow is back with that 3cm I mentioned earlier and it is coming down now. Visibility also reduced of course.

Tomorrow and Friday things look set to get a bit wilder. Snow and strong winds are likely and it's probably not going to be friendly. Though it might well start March off with a good delivery of snow.

Anyway, I will be here tomorrow morning with the latest.

Hope you have a good one.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -6℃, no snowfall. Moiwa800m: -7.8℃, WSW0.7m/s, 2cm snowfall from pre-dawn. Annupuri1150m: -11℃, SW5m/s, light snowfall. Hirafu1250m: -10℃, mild wind, light snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape E4m/s, Kamui cape NNW4m/s, 1022hPa, 0.6m waves.

The isobars are spread out and the weather is calm. No notable snowdrifts development are present and the general avalanche risk is relatively low. All gates are expected to open from the morning. Seek for patrol’s advice before stepping out of bounds. The snow is mostly tracked out. Beware of firm tracks. Look out for cracks and make sure to stay in controllable speed. Do not cross ropes and seek fresh tracks under the lift lines.

An artificial avalanche experiment by Nagoya University, National Snow & Ice Research Center, Norwegian, Austrian and Italian researcher team will be undertaken in Mikaeri Bowl at 10am today.

A large-scale avalanche is not expected to occur in today’s condition, however please stay away of the experiment zone. Thank you for your understanding.

The weather is not so bad, have a nice day.

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Wednesday 28th February 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from King Number 2) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 520cm
- Base: 260cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 420cm
- Base: 250cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 420cm
- Base: 280cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas appear to be opening as normal

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 28th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 28th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th February 3cm 0cm 0cm
27th February 3cm 3cm 20cm
26th February 24cm 18cm 18cm
25th February 8cm 19cm 10cm
24th February 2cm 13cm 7cm
23rd February 17cm 1cm 8cm
22nd February 5cm 1cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 62cm 55cm 69cm
Previous 14 days total 186cm 103cm 149cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1198cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th February 2018
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 - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
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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