Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 6th February 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 6th February 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
4-8m/s (Hirafu)
Limited by snowfall
This report
Thursday 6th February 2014, 8:56am
25cm
Wednesday 5th February 2014, 8:57am 2cm
Tuesday 4th February 2014, 8:46am 10cm
Monday 3rd February 2014, 8:21am 5cm
Sunday 2nd February 2014, 10:45am 2cm
Saturday 1st February 2014, 8:45am 20cm
Friday 31st January 2014, 8:30am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 74cm
Last 14 reports (total): 143cm
Current month (February 2014) total: 64cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 923cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 6th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hirafu and I have another 25cm or so of fresh snow to report. Very nice snow too, conditions should be very good indeed this morning out on the mountain (where there will likely be even more of course).

It's another very cold morning and I'm glad to say less wind. Yesterday wind make access limited at the resorts, but at the start of the day while we have a moderate wind blowing it does not seem to be affecting lift operations. Obviously that can change any time, but fingers crossed...

So it's snowing - still! :) - but visibility is limited.

It's that Sapporo Snow Festival time of the year, with many people visiting Niseko making the trip over to Sapporo to take a look at the very impressive snow sculptures and enjoy the festivities. It's well worth a look.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -10C, 25cm new snow in last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: -14C, wind W15m/s, major snowdrift development, poor visibility. Annupuri 1150m: -18C, wind W16m/s, snowdrift development. Hirafu 1000m: -13C, 25cm new snow, snowdrift development. Annupuri peak 1308m: -18.1C, wind WNW7.7m/s. Cape Benkei, Cape Kamui: no data.

Strong wind and heavy snow have entered the region and there has been major snowdrift development on leeward faces. Mikaeri Bowl, Osawa cornice slope, Kozen no sawa, HigashiOne cornice slope the avalanche risk is HIGH. Peak gates 2&3 will be closed. Others undecided, please follow the patrols instructions. From observation around 800m elev, new slab development on cornices and knolls is 120cm. There is possibility of 80cm surface slab fracture easily triggered from rider stimulation.

Dont carelessly jump cornices or into steep slopes today. The snow in the trees is good. Beware trees, cracks, frostbite.

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Official snow depth numbers and lift news at time of writing:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 390cm
Base - 200cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 350cm
Base - 230cm

Annupuri:
Top - 300cm
Base - 212cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 6th February 2014
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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*as of Thursday 6th February 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
6th February 25cm 5cm -
5th February 2cm 15cm -
4th February 10cm 5cm -
3rd February 5cm 7cm -
2nd February 2cm 0cm -
1st February 20cm 0cm -
31st January 10cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 74cm 32cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 143cm 105cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 123cm 118cm -
December observed snowfall total 275cm 418cm -
January observed snowfall total 461cm 443cm -
February observed snowfall total 64cm 316cm -
March observed snowfall total - 164cm -
April observed snowfall total - 32cm -
May observed snowfall total - 2cm -
Season observed snowfall total 923cm 1493cm 0cm
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[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
64cm
[923cm]
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2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
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164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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