Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th February 2020

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 5th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud, sunshine
Base temp:
-11°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 8:30am
2cm
Tuesday 4th February 2020, 8:19am 15cm
Monday 3rd February 2020, 8:22am 1cm
Sunday 2nd February 2020, 8:31am 2cm
Saturday 1st February 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 31st January 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 30th January 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 52cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 20cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 536cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 5th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all from Hirafu.

Yesterday we enjoyed some very nice snow conditions (well, I certainly did!) though some upper lifts were affected by wind and put on hold.

I have measured just 2cm of fresh snowfall from yesterday to report to you this morning from here at base.

Blue skies with just a bit of cloud this morning and sunshine too. It is a very cold morning and wind should not be an issue today, which is of course good news. With those top lifts moving I have no doubt that there will likely be a rush to the top areas!

(Alas, I can only look on as people line up for the first lifts. Background music: violins).

I bet some people will be measuring up the choices: mountain or Sapporo Snow Festival...

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I am not sure why just now, but it appears that the Morino Chair at Niseko Village is on hold - and that lazy Country Road Chair is moving!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

No report today

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 245cm
- Base: 105cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 179cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 165cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 185cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Morino Chair

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 5th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 5th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 5th February 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 5th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 5th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
5th February 2cm 11cm 3cm
4th February 15cm 2cm 0cm
3rd February 1cm 3cm 0cm
2nd February 2cm 7cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 21cm 13cm
31st January 0cm 11cm 45cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 26cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 55cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 52cm 110cm 187cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 20cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 536cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 5th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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 - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
20cm
[536cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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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