Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 12th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 12th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
0-2m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 8:44am
10cm
Monday 11th February 2013, 9:01am 10cm
Sunday 10th February 2013, 9:06am 10cm
Saturday 9th February 2013, 8:05am 35cm
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:23am 20cm
Thursday 7th February 2013, 8:47am 0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 8:53am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 90cm
Last 14 reports (total): 127cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 117cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1096cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 12th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

This morning we have another 10cm of fresh snow to add to that tally. Freshly fallen earlier on this morning and temperatures are nice and cold so snow conditions on the resort slopes should be great this morning. Yes, I know that's hardly news... ;)

It has calmed down since earlier on and now there's just a slight breeze but it is snowing at the moment. Forecasts seem to be saying that the snow won't last long and we're due for a generally cloudy day in Kutchan and Niseko and perhaps more of the same tomorrow. The sun make make appearances as well.

All resorts open as normal today. We're still in peak season of course, but things should generally be quieter today now that the long weekend if over.

I think it's time to get out there and enjoy it.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 465cm
Bottom - 210cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 365cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 385cm
Bottom - 215cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -8C, 5cm of crystal snow. Moiwa 800m: westerly wind and heavy snowfall since pre-dawn, no development of snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: NW5.2m/s, -13.5C. Coastal data: WNW11m/s, 0.8m waves and 1023hPa.

A strong snowfall since pre-dawn has reset the snow surface above and below treeline. The isobars are spaced out, the wind is mild and there are no notable development of snowdrifts. The general avalanche risk is low. Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10am. Listen to the ski patrol’s advise before stepping out of the gates. Ride carefully as the snowfall is heavy and the visibility is bad in the morning. Better not stimulate knolls and cornices, possibilities of slides from deeper layers are always present.

Refrain from traversing steep slopes and riding the same slope at once. Skiing or resting at the valley bottoms should also be avoided. Beware of falling into cracks. Always use gates to access the out of bounds area. Never duck ropes. The snow is good today.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Tuesday 12th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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