Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd February 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 3rd February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 3rd February 2019, 8:22am
3cm
Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8:32am 7cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 136cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 31cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 733cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 3rd February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

All clear blue skies this morning. Hurray!

It's keeping pretty cold early on and it is no surprise that a lot of people are lining up waiting for the first lifts of the day to take them to all that lovely snow on the mountain. We should be 'all open' today after a few days of lift disruption.

A lot of folk are coming to enjoy their Chinese New Year holidays here in Niseko at the moment. Today is a fine day to be arriving!

I will post my excite look back at January in the report tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -4°, no new snow in the last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: -5.9, W6.5m/s, cornice development settled. Mikaeri Weather Station: snowdrift development, calm. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 2105cm. Hirafu Peak: -10°. Mizuno no Sawa: -8.73°, no new snow in last 12 hrs, snow depth 157cm. Suttsu Weather Station: -0.9°, snow depth 44cm. Kutchan Weather Station: -2.0°, snow depth 158cm. Cape Benkei: NW12m/s, Cape Kamui: W10m/s, pressure 1008hPa, wave 2.3m.

The isobars have moved further apart and the sea and mountains are calm. Leeward snow drifts development is stable, on impact there is no obvious weak layer. From observation the general avalanche risk is low. Cornice growth has been massive (bus size), no room for a careless attitude under one of them. If they collapse, giant block avalanche will occur. Do not traverse under or on top of cornices, this could trigger a surface avalanche and with so many people in the valley bottom a serious accident could happen.

Osawa cornice face and Kozan no Sawa 1000m line, avalanche risk is hard to predict. Better not to ride there. Snow conditions are good everywhere. Is your beacon switched on? Niseko respects your freedom to ride outside the resort areas, but has a serious interest in your safety. Please listen to the patrol's advice before going through the gates. Do not stay at the bottom of the valley. Have a nice day.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 3rd February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 125cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad lift rested)
- 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: 230cm
- Base: 190cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal
- 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: 300cm
- Base: 150cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal
- 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: 300cm
- Base: 160cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts should be operating as normal (Country Road lift rested)
- 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 8:22am on Sunday 3rd February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All should be open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 3rd February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd 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 Sunday 3rd February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
3rd February 3cm 0cm 14cm
2nd February 7cm 0cm 15cm
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
Previous 7 days total 52cm 113cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 136cm 206cm 114cm
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 31cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 733cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd 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]
31cm
[733cm]
-
[733cm]
-
[733cm]
-
[733cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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