Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st February 2013

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-13m/s (Hirafu)
Fair to poor
This report
Thursday 21st February 2013, 9:15am
15cm
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 8:56am 20cm
Tuesday 19th February 2013, 8:38am 10cm
Monday 18th February 2013, 8:28am 7cm
Sunday 17th February 2013, 8:54am 20cm
Saturday 16th February 2013, 9:02am 10cm
Friday 15th February 2013, 9:10am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 107cm
Last 14 reports (total): 212cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 244cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1223cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and this time I bring you about 10-15cm of new snowfall and it continues to snow as I write this report.

Currently it is about -7 degrees and there's a moderate wind. The Gondolas are all operating, but on checking just now the top lifts at all but Hanazono area are not, though the top two lifts over at Hanazono are operating at reduced speed for the moment.

The mountains are covered in cloud though visibility doesn't seem too bad generally on the resort courses.

Looking at the forecast, it would seem that we can still expect similar conditions to continue for the next few days and through the weekend and into next week. So that means regular topups of fresh powder, though perhaps no bluebirds for the time being. I'm sure most won't complain!

Have fun out there.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 515cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 375cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 420cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 15cm of broken particle snow, moderate storm. Moiwa 800m: W10m/s, -10C, development of heavy and unstable snowdrifts. Annupuri peak: WNW16m/s, 1.8waves and 1011hPa. Annupuri 1000m snowpack: 375cm.

Heavy snowfall has continued under a typical winter pressure pattern and cornices and snowdrifts are continuing to develop in leeward slopes. The development speed has slowed down, however stabilization is delayed and is likely to slide in large blocks. The avalanche risk is high.

All peak gates will be kept closed for the sake of all resort users. Do not duck ropes to access the out of bounds area. The snow is heavy and slow, cornices has grown big and easily collapsible. There are high chances of surface slab slides up to 80cm thickness in steep slopes and knolls above 800m. Many cases of loosing tracks and/or falling into cracks are being reported in the Higashione/Jackson's area. The more people goes, the more chance of accidents increases. Every individual consciousness is key to reduce accidents. Better not rely too much on the gear's performance or overestimate your skills. The snow in the trees is heavy but good. The visibility is bad. Beware of hitting trees or falling into cracks. Cracks are barely visible from above, and likely to fall headfirst.

The conditions will turn better soon, have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 21st 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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December observed snowfall total 418cm - -
January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 244cm - -
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