Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 8:28am
0cm
Monday 25th February 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 24th February 2019, 8:30am 3cm
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Friday 22nd February 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Thursday 21st February 2019, 8:20am 2cm
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 8:31am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 195cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 897cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning to you all.

What do we have going on this morning? Well, no fresh snowfall to report but it does feel pretty cold outside. It is mostly cloudy but there is some blue sky as well. All is expected to be open this morning.

195cm of observed snowfall so far here at base in February 2019. Last season we got 299cm in February, so with little chance of any/much being added in the next two reports, we are going to be about 1m behind for the month compared with last year. I will of course do my usual monthly season so far thingy in a report at the beginning of March (probably on Friday).

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There is still quite a while to go, of course, but I have today added the planned closing dates of each of the resorts below. Perhaps to just show how much there is left!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -6°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: -6.8°, WNW4.29m/s. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 250cm. Annupuri 1100m: -10.2°, W4.1m/s. Hirafu Peak: -10. Hirafu 1000m: E1.8m/s, no new snow. Village Mizuno no Sawa: -8.59°, WSW6.2m/s, no new snow. Kutchan Weather Station: -2.3°, WSW3.3m/s, snow depth 152cm Cape Benkei: NNW8m/s, Cape Kamui: S3m/s, pressure 1017hPa, wave 0.9m.

Cold air continues to flow into the area, freezing the mountain but not bringing any snow. From observation the avalanche risk is low and all gates are expected to be open. The groomers are rough in places. There is a runaway danger. When on the ridges beware cornices collapsing, sometimes they break a lot further back than you would expect.

As the isobars move closer together the wind will get stronger, keep an eye out for a sudden weather change. Keep an eye ahead for cracks, they are hard to see from above. You may find some opening at the bottoms of slopes as well. Have an accident free day.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 340cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad rested)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 247cm
- Base: 193cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Country Road lift rested)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. Until Wednesday 20th March 2019.
There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 26th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open, as should gates

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 26th February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th February 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 26th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th February 0cm 24cm 18cm
25th February 0cm 8cm 19cm
24th February 3cm 2cm 13cm
23rd February 0cm 17cm 1cm
22nd February 0cm 5cm 1cm
21st February 2cm 13cm 3cm
20th February 1cm 14cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 83cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 238cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 195cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 897cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th February 2019
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 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
195cm
[897cm]
-
[897cm]
-
[897cm]
-
[897cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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