Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 8th February 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:22am on Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Strong winds have persisted over the last 24 hours making it hard to tell how much snow has fallen as there's been a lot of blowing as well as falling snow. Overall though there hasn't been that much fall, maybe up near 15cm at village level with more up high. The winds up high have caused a lot of drifting and scouring so expect some reasonably deep snow on lee slopes and sheet ice on exposed areas. The wind direction has meant the Annupuri and Niseko Village areas are somewhat protected by the peak and all lifts are running in these areas. In Hirafu and Hanazono the top lifts are quite exposed and probably won't run today.
Temperatures are cold up there today being around -15 up high. Couple that with the windchill and you really want to rug up to avoid frostbite.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 390
Bottom - 200

Niseko Village:
Top - 380
Bottom - 200

Top - 315
Bottom - 220

Avalanche Information:

High wind is persisting, averaging 20m/s WNW to NW, with strong snowfall above 1000m elevation. The temperature has dropped as the wind picked up (-17℃ at the peak at 6am) and snowdrifts are developing fast in leeward slopes. These snowdrifts are covering thick crusty layer in south facing steep slopes. A thin weak-density layer is lying in between the crust and the newly developing snowdrifts, forming very weak and unstable conditions. Many instability signs are simultaneously present. The avalanche hazard is rising quickly and is at its highest especially during and just after storms. However, high risks persist a while after the storm has calmed down too. Rushing into hazardous terrains as soon as the gates open is not a wise decision. Peak gates 2 & 3 will be closed today. Other gates are yet to be decided, please respect the ski patrol’s decision.

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Some of the upper lifts will be on wind hold or slowed today which will also restrict access to gates.

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