Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Wednesday 6th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 8:22am
18cm
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 8:31am 11cm
Monday 4th February 2019, 8:30am 2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 62cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 764cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Wednesday 6th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning all!

Spring? Nope, not up here! It's still mid-winter here and it looks set to continue. Temperatures remain down cold and after some good snowfall from the afternoon yesterday there's almost 20cm of fine quality fresh light snowfall to add to my reports.

All lifts appear to be preparing for a busy day. Gambatte! And, Otsukaresama, etc.

The forecast is looking good for regular snowfall along with wintery cold conditions over the coming week. All is good.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: -7℃, 15cm snowfall in 12 hours, calm weather overnight. Moiwa800m: -8.6℃, N0.7m/s, 20cm snowfall in 12hours, no snowdrift development. Mikaeri Junction: calm, -9℃, small snowdrift development. Annupuri 1120m: 220cm snow depth. Hirafu peak: -13℃, 20cm snowfall, snowdrifts developments and calm. Misuno no sawa: -9.99℃, calm, 165cm snow depth at mountain base, 6cm snowfall in 12 hours. Suttsu weather station: -3.4℃, calm wind, 47cm snow depth, Kutchan -7.1℃, calm wind, 163cm snow depth. Coastal data Benkei cape ENE4m/s, Kamui cape NNE2m/s, 1012hPa, 1.2m waves.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is flat and the weather is calm in the mountain and on the ocean. The snowfall settled down around noon yesterday, but another set came in and dropped 15cm of fresh snow in 3h. There were no wind influence during that snowfall and the new snow is not forming notable slabs. The overall avalanche risk is low. All peak gates are scheduled to open from the morning. Please follow the patrol’s instructions. Do not cut across slopes under cornices and knolls. Traversing over and over on the same slope could stimulate deeper weak layers and trigger a slide. Special caution is required in O-sawa (Annupuri bowl) and Kozan no sawa (Back bowl).

We would like to repeatedly remind that it is strongly advised not to ride the bottom of the valleys. Hazards of slides striking from higher slopes are ever-present. Do not party ride in suspicious terrains. One slide could take in the whole group. The snow condition is excellent today. Ducking ropes is strictly prohibited in Niseko. Please show respect to the local customs. They may be different from your country, but as the proverb says, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do."

We appreciate your understanding.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 350cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad lifts 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: 240cm
- Base: 202cm

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

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

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (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 Wednesday 6th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All should be good to go this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 6th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
6th February 18cm 0cm 0cm
5th February 11cm 3cm 0cm
4th February 2cm 0cm 3cm
3rd February 3cm 0cm 14cm
2nd February 7cm 0cm 15cm
1st February 21cm 13cm 19cm
31st January 11cm 45cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 61cm 65cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 186cm 108cm
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 62cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 764cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th 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]
62cm
[764cm]
-
[764cm]
-
[764cm]
-
[764cm]
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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