Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 11th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Tuesday 11th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy with blue skies
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Generally good
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Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:21am
1cm
Monday 10th February 2020, 8:30am 1cm
Sunday 9th February 2020, 8:24am 6cm
Saturday 8th February 2020, 8:31am 10cm
Friday 7th February 2020, 8:10am 14cm
Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:10am 17cm
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 8:30am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 69cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 585cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Tuesday 11th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I have a (just about) 1cm dusting of snow to report this morning from base.

It is cloudy but there's some blue sky as well over on this side - Mt Yotei currently has some thick grey cloud over the top third.

Feels fairly calm too so all lifts should be opening as planned from the start of the day.

After this spell of some very cold conditions, somewhat milder temperatures are likely in the coming days - probably from tomorrow through Friday - but hopefully we will see a return to the cold come the weekend.

Today is a national holiday in Japan.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base: -6.1℃, 3cm snowfall. Moiwa 800m: N354°9.7m/s, -8.4℃, 5cm snowfall, 15cm snowdrifts. Yu no sawa1000m: N354°6.7m/s, -10.9℃. Niseko Village 900m: NNW351°3.0m/s, -10.2℃. Hirafu 1000m: NNW329°speed n/a, -10.9℃. Hanazono 720m: NNW324°6.4m/s, -8.6℃. Benkei cape: N9m/s, Kamui cape: N9m/s, 1022hPa, 2.3m waves. Annupuri 1000m snow depth 170cm.

The isobars got a little tight for some time and made a northerly wind pick up and developing cornices. Snowfall is scarce and no drastic development of snowdrifts can be found in leeward slopes. The general avalanche risk is low today. All peak gates are scheduled to open from the morning. Be prepared before going out of bounds. Old tracks remain throughout the mountain. Beware of collapsing cornices and obstacles under the surface. Better wear a helmet.

The Niseko Rules applies to any person and there should be no exceptions or special cases. Regarding what happened at Gate 6 yesterday, we’d first like to apologize to the guests who were treated unfairly. Second, the Avalanche Institute, responsible for the mountain safety within the all mountain committee, severely alerts the resort management members that forcefully requested a special treatment to the ski patrol at the gate.

The impartial application of the Niseko Rules for the past 20 years reduced the number of accidents and as a result took a key role in the current prosperity of the snow business in Niseko and Resort business members should not forget about this reality.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 255cm
- Base: 110cm

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: 190cm
- Base: 117cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 115cm

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: 200cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

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 8:21am on Tuesday 11th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas open. See above.

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  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 11th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
11th February 1cm 16cm 3cm
10th February 1cm 11cm 3cm
9th February 6cm 18cm 11cm
8th February 10cm 19cm 7cm
7th February 14cm 4cm 1cm
6th February 17cm 18cm 0cm
5th February 2cm 11cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 51cm 97cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 69cm 151cm 127cm
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 69cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 585cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
69cm
[585cm]
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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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