Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st February 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 1st February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow and wind
Base temp:
-11°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow.
wind condition
WNW. Annoyingly blowy.
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Friday 1st February 2019, 8:30am
21cm
Thursday 31st January 2019, 8:19am 11cm
Wednesday 30th January 2019, 8:22am 0cm
Tuesday 29th January 2019, 8:25am 10cm
Monday 28th January 2019, 8:15am 0cm
Sunday 27th January 2019, 8:30am 5cm
Saturday 26th January 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 137cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 21cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 723cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 1st February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

Blimey, it was extremely cold just before when I went out to measure the snow.

It was worth it though, with me measuring a good 21cm of fresh snowfall to start off the month of February. Looking like excellent quality snow too. And with more of it for sure out there at higher elevations, there's going to be some fun to have.

But. We might not get to lots of it today. That's because the wind is blowing again and lifts are on hold at the start of the day. As I post this report all of the top lifts are not starting the day as planned, as well as the main gondola at Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri and a few more upper lifts.

Perhaps a break in snow over the weekend but more snow is due early week onwards. Let's see how this wind situation shapes up.

Conditions are likely going to be challenging today. If you are venturing out in such conditions, do take special care.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -10.5°, 15cm new snow in the last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: -14.4, W9.4m/s, 15cm new snow in the last 12hrs, generally major cornice and snowdrift development. Mikaeri Weather Station: Forest road buried and un-usable. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 210cm. Mizuno no Sawa: -14.23°, average windspeed NW10m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: -9.8°, snow depth 170cm. Suttsu Weather Station: -8.4°, snow depth 47cm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NNW19m/s. Kamui Cape: WNW13m/s, pressure 1004hPa,wave 2.8m.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 1st February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 320cm
- Base: 125cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Top lifts on hold at the start of the day
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 220cm
- Base: 180cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Top two lifts on hold at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Top Jumbo Number 3 and 4 lifts as well as the Gondola on hold at the start of the day
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- Top lift and Gondola on hold at the start of the day
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 1st February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts and a few more again affected by wind at the start of the day.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 1st February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st February 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 1st February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st February 21cm 13cm 19cm
31st January 11cm 45cm 14cm
30th January 0cm 26cm 0cm
29th January 10cm 15cm 0cm
28th January 0cm 14cm 11cm
27th January 5cm 16cm 0cm
26th January 0cm 26cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 155cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 137cm 219cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 21cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 723cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st February 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
21cm
[723cm]
-
[723cm]
-
[723cm]
-
[723cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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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