Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 26th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 26th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow over the mountain
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall just now. Top quality too!
wind condition
0 - NW 1m/s
visibility condition
Limited-poor just at the moment (may well change)
This report
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:16am
24cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 83cm
Last 14 reports (total): 238cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 293cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1192cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 26th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Some heavy snowfall last night and this morning we are all in for a treat... I'm adding 24cm of really quality-looking snowfall to my report this morning here at base. And, as always, it's reasonable to expect more up there higher up.

I wasn't expecting such a good number, but it is the very nice kind of surprise.

And it means that we only need another 7cm of snowfall to go before my observed snowfall for February 2018 reaches 3m. It looks like it should be fun putting together my season so far recap. Expect that sometime in the first few days of March.

Anyway, more snow today and tomorrow (perhaps!) and then some sun around mind week (perhaps!) and then more regular snowfall for the start of March (perhaps!) - the forecast is still looking good and friendly for us. As it stands at the moment, if you like the sunshine Wednesday should be your day.

Actually (last minute update before posting).... as I write this it's snowing quite nicely, nice big flakes. Though some blue skies not far from the mountain. See webcam images below.

Wind shouldn't be any issue today and all lifts should be open.

Visibility might be limited but the snow quality this morning should more than make up for that.

:)

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -10°, 20cm new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: -10.3°, WSW4.4m/s, 20cm new snow, no snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -11°, light winds, 25cm new snow. Hirafu 1250m: -13°, 20cm new snow, light wind. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW12m/s. Kamui Cape: NW8m/s, 1021hPa, wave 1.1m.

Currently we have high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east, the isobars are spaced widely apart and 20-30cm light crystal snow fell overnight. From tests the snow pack has stabilized and general avalanche risk is low. Light snow in the trees is good riding. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and prepare before going out of bounds. Shallow soft slab avalanches are likely to occur on 30 deg slopes above 900m.

1 year ago today Sam passed away in Haru no Taki, our deep condolences to his family and friends. The reasons are not so simple for Haru no Taki being strictly off limits. It's not only because its dangerous. Remember that by it being closed you are able to ride wide areas on the rest of the mountain.

As we move into spring the risk of full depth avalanches increases. Avoid riding on cracked slopes, reconsider any bad habits like riding or stopping in the valley bottom. Don't duck ropes and enter strictly off limits areas. Do not overestimate your knowledge skills or equipment. Danger is everywhere. Have a good day.


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Monday 26th 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: 530cm
- Base: 260cm

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: 420cm
- 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 8:16am on Monday 26th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 26th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th February 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 26th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
26th February 24cm 18cm 18cm
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
Previous 7 days total 83cm 70cm 63cm
Previous 14 days total 238cm 102cm 129cm
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 293cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1192cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 26th 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]
293cm
[1192cm]
- - -
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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