Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th February 2019

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 7th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
OK/limited
This report
Thursday 7th February 2019, 8:15am
4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 66cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 768cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 7th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning. I'm really not feeling very well this morning, so forgive my short report.

4cm of snow measured, light snow and light wind; and cold conditions with regular snow there on the forecast.

Hopefully back to normal tomorrow morning. Bye!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: -8℃, 1cm snowfall in 12h, calm morning. Moiwa800m: -10.9℃, W2.9m/s, moderate snowdrift development overnight with slight snowfall. Mikaeri CAT track has been groomed. Annupuri11120m: 230cm snow depth, calm. Mizuno no sawa: -11.97℃, NW1.7m/s, 3cm snowfall in 12h, 158cm snowpack at the base. Suttsu weather station: -4.9℃, 53cm snow depth. Kutchan: -7.6℃, 164cm snow depth. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: N6m/s, Kamui cape: NNW6m/s, 1012hPa, 0.7m waves.

The isobars are spaced out and the weather is calm at the ocean and the mountains. According to observations, some shallow surface slab slides are still considerable, however the overall avalanche hazard level is low. All gates are scheduled to open from the morning. Listen to the ski patrol’s instructions and be well aware and prepared before stepping out of the gates. The mountain is tracked out, beware of bumps. Do not enter the strictly off-limits areas to find fresh tracks. One track under the rope would lead many others to follow it. Please conform to the Niseko Rules in order to prevent tragic accidents.

Most accidents occur during poor weather. When the resort gates are closed, the surrounding mountains are also in hazardous conditions. Many cases of accidents have been reported when resort gates are closed. Tour guides and group leaders are greatly responsible for their party’s safety, be sure not to underestimate the hazards of winter mountains.

Mountain guides are not bus guides, just knowing the way back does not qualify them as a good guide.

Beware of sudden weather changes and have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 7th 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 8:15am on Thursday 7th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Should be open as planned

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(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 7th February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th 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 Thursday 7th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
7th February 4cm 1cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 66cm 17cm 51cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 166cm 96cm
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 66cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 768cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th 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
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
66cm
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
-
[768cm]
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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