Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 25th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 25th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy...
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...with light snow on/off
wind condition
S 3m/s - NE 8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair-limited
This report
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:33am
8cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:30am 2cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 8:30am 17cm
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 8:06am 5cm
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 8:31am 13cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:01am 14cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 8:14am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 228cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 269cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1168cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 25th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Well, this morning I have 8cm of fresh snowfall to report to you, mostly from overnight. I believe that takes me to 269cm for the month - would be nice if we could get that up to 3m. (Just for the fun of it; and fresh snow is always fun). But it's not looking like we can expect significant snowfall over the coming few days, more like some regular light snowfall. Let's see.

As you can see from the third image below looking towards Mt Yotei (which is just to the south of the ski resort bases), it's quite bright looking towards the east though currently we can't see the beautiful mountain from there.

And it is generally cloudy here at base now.

The Chinese New Year holiday peak-peak period is now behind us and while Niseko of course remains busy, things are going to start settling into the next phase of the season from this week as we enter March.

Remember, the lifts (* not all of them) move right through until Golden Week in early May. So I have a lot more reports to write! And I will of course let you know the spring plans at a later day.

I don't like talking about spring. So let's not! :)

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -10°, trace new snow. Moiwa 800m: -12.2°, WSW14.6m/s, trace new snow, snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -14°, W15m/s, 10cm new snow, snowdrift development. Hirafu 1250m: -17°, trace new snow, strong intermittent westerly wind, snowdrift development. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW14m/s. Kamui Cape: W10m/s, 1024hPa, wave 2.1m.

From this mornings observation the general avalanche risk is low. All peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice. Prepare before going out of bounds. Take care around new cornices, they are fragile and will break easily. Although only a little snow has fallen, leeward slopes are reset and snow is good in the forests. Is your beacon switched on? Probe and shovel? Do you have a map?

Be careful of falling into creeks, the water is cold. Also be careful of falling into cracks, they are everywhere and deep. Always make cautious decisions when out of bounds. Don't duck ropes to enter strictly off limits areas like Haru no Taki. Have a good day.

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Sunday 25th February 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from King Number 2) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 505cm
- Base: 250cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 420cm
- Base: 250cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Base: 280cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing:

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 25th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open as normal. All lifts going.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 25th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 25th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
25th February 8cm 19cm 10cm
24th February 2cm 13cm 7cm
23rd February 17cm 1cm 8cm
22nd February 5cm 1cm 6cm
21st February 13cm 3cm 10cm
20th February 14cm 15cm 4cm
19th February 16cm 16cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 68cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 228cm 84cm 111cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 269cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1168cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
269cm
[1168cm]
- - -
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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