Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 25th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 25th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
SW 3m/s - W 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:49am
19cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:31am 13cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:33am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 68cm
Last 14 reports (total): 84cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 139cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 584cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 25th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko and it is another good one.. we're on a bit of a mini-roll at the moment. I like it - let's keep it up!

So this morning I have measured 19cm of nice light snowfall here at base. It's good and cold too, so it should be a very agreeable morning out on the slopes.

Visibility looks limited and rather poor higher up and while it doesn't feel windy to me down here, top lifts at Hirafu, Village and Annupuri are all waiting out on the conditions for the moment.

From the looks of the forecast, I should be reporting more snow in my report tomorrow too. :)

Take care out there and have fun.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -8℃, 20cm snowfall. Moiwa 800m: light breeze, -9℃, 20cm snowfall with large development of snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: -13℃, W15m/s, blizzard and poor visibility, 30cm snowfall. Hirafu 1250m: -13℃, W10m/s, good visibility. Kamui cape lighthouse: WW8m/s, 1010hPa, 1.4m waves.

Westerly wind is staying in higher altitude but is forecasted to calm down. 20cm of light crystal snow is blanketing the mountain. 800m elevation impact test showed that a weak layer (Feb 23rd ) is present at around 60cm depth, but the snowdrift are mostly stable. Stimulation to knolls and cornices, and/or traversing leeward slopes around 1000m are highly likely to trigger a slide. The general avalanche risk is lowering but is still considerable. Gates are scheduled to open. Listen to the ski patrol’s opinion before stepping out the gates.

Do not duck ropes and do not enter strictly off-limits areas. Some east-European group tried to go through closed Gate 6 and got scolded. They probably didn’t know about the Niseko Rules, but selfish interpretation or neglecting the Rules will be strictly prosecuted.

The snow is in really good shape.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
The top Ace Number 4 and King Number 4 lifts are on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds and poor visibility.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
All three lifts operating at the start of the day.

Niseko Village
The top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day.

Niseko Annupuri
The top Jumbo 4 lifts is on hold at the start of the day.

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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 25th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 350cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Village
Top - 315cm
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 8:49am on Saturday 25th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts waiting on the weather at the start of the day, see above

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 25th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th February 19cm 10cm 10cm
24th February 13cm 7cm 10cm
23rd February 1cm 8cm 0cm
22nd February 1cm 6cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 10cm 0cm
20th February 15cm 4cm 0cm
19th February 16cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 68cm 46cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 84cm 111cm 60cm
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 139cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 584cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
139cm
[584cm]
-
[584cm]
-
[584cm]
-
[584cm]
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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