Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th February 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 26th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Clear skies
wind condition
S-W 2m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Thursday 26th February 2015, 8:31am
10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 67cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 181cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 987cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 26th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning and there's fine clear blue skies above Niseko this morning.

But we also have another 10cm or so of snow again this morning, delivered from yesterday afternoon and overnight. It is good and cold this morning too so I would expect conditions to be pretty good - not the deepest of layers, so I'd go early to get it while it's there.

I expect to be bringing news of more snow in my report tomorrow too, with a snowy day ahead of us Friday. Just hoping that wind doesn't become a nuisance again...

All resort areas plan to be open as normal this morning, as do the gates.

So have a good one!

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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, 10cm of new snowfall in last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: W5m/s, 15cm new snowfall and minor snowdrift development overnight. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 305cm. Hirafu 1000m: light winds, 15cm new snow, -7C. Annupuri peak 1308m: wind NW 5m/s, -10.9C. Cape Benkei: NW4m/s, Cape Kamui: WSW5m/s, pressure 1021hPa, wave 0.8m.

The sea and mountains are calm under influence of a high pressure system. The mountain has a shallow blanket of fresh snow and there has been some minor snow drift development. From observation the general avalanche risk is low and the snow is good in the forest. All gates are expected to be open. The Mizuno no sawa educational program is now closed for the season. In Haru no Taki, Mizu no sawa, Yu no sawa the cracks are becoming more obvious and the risk of full depth avalanche is increasing. These steep south facing gullies should not be ridden. From this years snowfall transition a large scale avalanche from around 1100m in Osawa and Kozan no sawa is predicted. This avalanche will run a long way, traveling at about 80kph, picking up trees and rocks as it goes. Avoid riding in the valley bottom. Avalanches only become an accident if people are involved. Niseko Rules have been put in place for the safety of all guests and to protect your right to ride out of bounds. Please respect and follow the rules, and understand the difficult job the ski patrol have to do. Have a good day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 410cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 300cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 360cm
Base - 180cm

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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 8:31am on Thursday 26th February 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open as planned

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 26th February 2015
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26th February 10cm 0cm 25cm
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
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Previous 14 days total 67cm 86cm 192cm
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December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 181cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 987cm 1163cm 1493cm
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519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
181cm
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123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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