Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 25th February 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 25th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, partly cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
W2m/s - N2m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
This report
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 8:32am
10cm
Tuesday 24th February 2015, 8:31am 10cm
Monday 23rd February 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 22nd February 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Saturday 21st February 2015, 8:15am 0cm
Friday 20th February 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 171cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 977cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 25th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning Niseko Now readers, and there's another 10cm of snow to report this morning and it looks decent quality too. Probably to do with the fact that it's colder this morning and I could really notice that when I went out for my early morning walk.

I must go up and try it, you know.. just to check!

It's not snowing right now, rather it's a somewhat surprisingly fine morning. Lots of blue sky, just a bit of white cloud, just a light wind... and the sun shining down on us. Should be some fine views to be had this morning.

Still forecasts tell us that we might just get a bit of snow today, sun expected tomorrow before snow arrives just in time for the weekend - decent snowfall forecast for Friday.

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
All looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
All looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
All looks set to be open as planned this morning.

Niseko Annupuri:
All looks set to be open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 15cm of new snowfall in last 12 hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: NW10m/s, 20cm new snowfall and snowdrift development. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 300cm. Hirafu 1000m: light winds, 15cm new snow, -10C. Annupuri peak 1308m: wind NW speed not avail, -10.6C. Cape Benkei: WSW4m/s, Cape Kamui: NNE4m/s, pressure 1016hPa, wave 2.0m.

Strong westerly wind continued at higher elevations until dawn. Leeward slope knolls show 50cm of new snowdrifts which appeared stable at 5am observation. As wind drops the snow will turn to light crystals. The snow in the forest is good but you will still hit the bottom. Yesterdays low pressure snow was slow because it contained dirt from the continent and the dirt will remain in the Feb 24 layer. All gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds. From the snowfall transition don’t stimulate steep slopes of knolls today. The avalanche risk continues to be high. Large scale avalanches will run down the valley bottoms, always avoid riding in the bottom of gullies and valleys. We are always repeating this – please respect and follow the Niseko Rules. The snow is better than it has been for a long time.
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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 290cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 350cm
Base - 170cm

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Lifts open for night skiing (planned):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Wednesday 25th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 25th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
25th February 10cm 0cm 10cm
24th February 10cm 0cm 5cm
23rd February 0cm 2cm 10cm
22nd February 0cm 10cm 15cm
21st February 0cm 25cm 15cm
20th February 0cm 3cm 20cm
19th February 0cm 8cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 48cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 91cm 177cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 171cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 977cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 25th February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
171cm
[977cm]
-
[977cm]
-
[977cm]
-
[977cm]
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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