Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly blue skies and sunshine; and some kawaii cloud. Kawaii!
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:31am
0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:28am 6cm
Monday 24th February 2020, 8:24am 19cm
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:30am 7cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:31am 5cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:31am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 140cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 656cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It's a beauty of a morning. Blue skies, sunshine and some scattered thin cloud making for a very pretty picture. You can get an idea on the images below. Lovely.

Yesterday was fine too; mild conditions during the day. But it feels like a cold start to the day this morning.

There's no fresh snow to report but it should be fun.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base: -6℃, 0cm snowfall. Moiwa 800m: NE 63°4.4m/s, -6.5℃. Annupuri 1100m: NE 35°6.7m/s. Yu no sawa: NE 46°5.3m/s, -10.2℃. Village 900m: N 4°3.3m/s, -9℃. Hirafu 1000m: N 6°3.9m/s, -9.9℃. Hanazono 720m: NW 313°1.7m/s, -7℃. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: SSE2m/s, Kamui cape: E4m/s, 1022hPa, 0.9m waves.

Clear morning but cold temps due to radiative cooling. The lower elevation slopes are firm due to yesterday’s warm temperature. A case of 20cm thick avalanche in Higashi-One has been reported from the Hirafu Patrol yesterday. No injuries were reported.

The overall avalanche risk is low today, however caution is still required in higher elevation leeward slopes. All gates are scheduled to open as they’re ready to.

Do not step into strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh snow. One track left under the rope will lead many others to follow it.

Beautiful blue-bird morning. Groomers conditions is perfect for carving too. Have a nice day.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 295cm
- Base: 125cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 208cm
- Base: 125cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas of Niseko are open; gates should be open too

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 26th February 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 26th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
26th February 0cm 0cm 24cm
25th February 6cm 0cm 8cm
24th February 19cm 3cm 2cm
23rd February 7cm 0cm 17cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 5cm
21st February 5cm 2cm 13cm
20th February 11cm 1cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 48cm 6cm 83cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 48cm 238cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 140cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 656cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
140cm
[656cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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]
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