Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky and some cloud, sunny
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 2m/s - W 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:22am
1cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:34am 3cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:15am 15cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:38am 16cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 8:32am 8cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 8:18am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 106cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 551cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Some blue skies and sun at times through the day yesterday and just slightly over 1cm of fresh snow on ground by base to report to you all this morning. I see the Avalanche Report is reporting 10-15cm in places higher up.

It was very cold overnight and is keeping cold at the moment which is all important. And after just saying that, it does seem to be the case that tomorrow will be milder during the daytime but with snow starting to fall once again later on. And then fingers crossed we'll see some consistent snow through Friday and over the weekend.

There's quite a lot of blue sky now and the sun is out. It should be a lovely morning. Things seem calm this morning and all lifts will be opening so I expect a rush to get up top.

That's about it really for today I think.

Until tomorrow!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -9℃, light snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -8.6℃m, W2.9m/s (20.2m/s at 2pm and 16.2m/s at 6pm yesterday), 10cm snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: -13℃, W13m/s, 15cm snowfall. Hirafu 1250m: -9℃, light breeze and light snowfall. Kamui cape lighthouse: SW9m/s, 1022hPa, 2.0m waves.

The isobars are spreading out and the wind is calming down, The wind’s peak reached 20.2m/s at 2:20pm yesterday at 800m elevation in the west-side of the mountain, stagnating below 12m/s after 6pm. The snowdrifts that developed under this storm is consolidating and no outstanding instability has been observed during this morning’s pressure test. The general avalanche risk is lowering, however slides are still to be expected in leeward knolls and cornice slopes with large snowdrift development around 1100m elevation. Extended stimulation could trigger an avalanche any time. Expected sliding layer is Feb 17th hoar layer. Gate 1 and 4 will be kept closed during the morning, but 2, 3, 5 and 8 are expected to open. Please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. Do not duck ropes to enter O-sawa, Fujiwara-no-sawa, or any other area that are restricted. Today’s snow is fantastic.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 22nd February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 315cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Village
Top - 300cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 315cm
Base - 140cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are opening as planned this morning

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 22nd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
22nd February 1cm 6cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 10cm 0cm
20th February 15cm 4cm 0cm
19th February 16cm 1cm 0cm
18th February 8cm 8cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 38cm 0cm
16th February 4cm 15cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 82cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 99cm 105cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 106cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 551cm 992cm 1144cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
106cm
[551cm]
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[551cm]
-
[551cm]
-
[551cm]
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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