Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 13th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 13th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine and sunny
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
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Saturday 13th February 2021, 8:39am
0cm
Friday 12th February 2021, 8:40am 2cm
Thursday 11th February 2021, 8:34am 6cm
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 8:30am 15cm
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 8:34am 26cm
Monday 8th February 2021, 8:35am 26cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 8:34am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 199cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 177cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 974cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 13th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

The sun is out and shining down on us this morning. Blue skies, more 'overcast blue' looking in some directions.

It is going to be warming up today with temperatures rising into positive numbers... not only today but tomorrow and probably Monday too. (We might even get rain on Monday. Shudder.)

But we can relax a bit knowing that snow and colder conditions are forecast again from Tuesday. Phew!

All planned lifts are moving at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:SSE2m/s. Cape Kamui: SSW10m/s, 1027hPa, wave0.8m. Hanazono 1000m: -3.3℃, WSW5.3m/s. Hanazono 720: -2.5℃, SSE1.0m/s. Moiwa 800m: -1.7℃, NNE1.2m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -4.0℃, WNW4.3m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -3.4℃, WNW3.7m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -2.8℃, WNW3.3m/s. Kutchan Town:-7.7℃, NNE0.5m/s, snow depth 181cm, 1029.0hPa. Moiwa base: -6, sunny, no new snow.

We are currently in a high pressure zone, the sea and mountains are calm. From observation and data, the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrol's advice and prepare before going out of bounds. Do not duck ropes to enter strictly off limits areas. One set of tracks will lead others to follow, increasing the chances of an accident. The traverse line on the cornice slope is quite noticeable. If you keep repeating the line eventually your luck will run out and cause an accident. Ride the fall line. Cracks are starting to appear around the place. Be careful falling into one, they can't be seen from above.

Warm air is flowing in from the Sea of Japan and the snow is warming at the bottom. Above 700m the temps are still negative and the snow is still OK. In south facing areas like strictly off limits Haru no Taki, knoll surfaces slab up from the sun. Here a large scale avalanche is possible from rider stimulation, fracturing on the 1st Feb layer. If you follow tracks blindly you can get lost. There isn't any buses back from Goshiki. Feels like spring, have a good day.

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Planned ski area operations: Saturday 13th February 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning from official sources.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 415cm (-35cm)
- Base: 230cm (-25cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4, Swinging Monkey
- Ace Family Quad and Ace Number 2 Center Four lifts operate for night skiing

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 305cm (-15cm)
- Base: 220cm (-13cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

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Niseko Annupuri

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 270cm (+0cm)
- Base: 200cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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Niseko Village

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 340cm (+0cm)
- Base: 232cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Niseko Gondola, Community Chair, Banzai Chair and Wonderland Chair
- Community Chair lift operates for night skiing

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021. There is no night skiing in the Niseko HANAZONO area.

The Ace Pair Number 1, 3 and 4, King Pair Number 1 lift and King Quad Number 2 lifts are being rested for the season at Niseko Grand Hirafu. There may be other lift operation changes at the moment due to coronavirus situation. Do be sure to check for details with ski areas.

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 13th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts opening as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 13th February 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th February 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 13th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
13th February 0cm 0cm 14cm
12th February 2cm 0cm 17cm
11th February 6cm 1cm 16cm
10th February 15cm 1cm 11cm
9th February 26cm 6cm 18cm
8th February 26cm 10cm 19cm
7th February 6cm 14cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 81cm 32cm 99cm
Previous 14 days total 199cm 69cm 172cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 387cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total 177cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 974cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th February 2021
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
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
177cm
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
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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