Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 27th February 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:12am on Tuesday 27th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and sunshine. Yey!
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - W 1m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:12am
3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 209cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 296cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1195cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Tuesday 27th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

Sunshine and blue skies! Yes, it's a clear and sunny morning here. Just a bit of thin high cloud in places. A beauty.

We haven't had much of this kind of weather of late and so I'm sure there will be lots of people out to take advantage of it. Myself included!

It would be perfect if we had a deep layer of overnight snow, but alas I have just a few cm to report this morning.

All lifts should be moving and gates are expected to be open. It is colder this morning and feels it so get wrapped up and enjoy.

Next decent snowfall due around Thursday if the forecasts are correct.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -11°, slight snow from dawn, light surface hoar frost. Moiwa 800m: -9.7°, NE1.1m/s, trace new snow, no cornice or snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -13°, light southerly winds, trace new snow. Snowpack 1000m: 430cm. Hirafu 1250m: -13°, trace new snow, light wind. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NNW9m/s. Kamui Cape: E4m/s, 1023hPa, wave 0.7m.

The isobars are spaced widely apart and weather is calm. There is no notable snow drift development and from observation the general avalanche risk is low. At 800m impact test the snow pack is fracturing on Feb 23rd layer at 60cm down. This layer is light pre low pressure snow and has changed to a frost layer. Above 1000m take care around snowdrifts, cornice slopes and knolls. Snow conditions have changed since yesterday but you can still find deep snow if you look. Be careful of cracks, falling into creeks, hitting trees. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and prepare before going out of bounds.

Many people are following the trails in valley bottoms. To help prevent an accident I ask people to avoid doing this because the risk of a large full depth avalanche is increasing daily. Do not strictly off limits area Haru no Taki. The current snow surface (26-28Feb) together with inconsistency's from the next storm is likely to be come an avalanche generation layer in the future. Have a good day.

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Tuesday 27th 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: 525cm
- 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 8:12am on Tuesday 27th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All 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 Tuesday 27th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 27th 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 Tuesday 27th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th February 3cm 3cm 20cm
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
Previous 7 days total 72cm 58cm 79cm
Previous 14 days total 209cm 104cm 149cm
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 296cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1195cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 27th 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]
296cm
[1195cm]
- - -
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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