Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 10th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 10th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
SW 2-3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Saturday 10th February 2018, 8:31am
3cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 8:30am 11cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 8:30am 7cm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 8:12am 1cm
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:08am 0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 8:30am 3cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 8:24am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 138cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 38cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 937cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 10th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all and welcome to the first day of this long weekend.

This morning I have 3cm of fresh snow to report from yesterday, with light snow currently falling.

It is noticeably warmer this morning and the snow that is falling reflects that (it's not big, light, fluffy flakes).

Visibility looks rather limited on the webcams and the resorts are reporting foggy conditions up top. But lifts appear to be starting up for the day as planned - oh, apart from the top Wonderland Chair lift at Niseko Village as I get this report ready to go up at 8:30am. Maybe a changing situation with the lifts - best to check.

Is that bloke on the Hirafu gondola webcam waving to us? I think he is. Hi!

By tomorrow temps should be lower once again and the snow forecast is looking good through next week. I haven't been able to report that much snow over the last week - only 25cm over the last 9 reports - so I am looking forward to a return to hopefully bringing you good snowy news each morning.

Have a good Saturday and take care.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -3℃, no snowfall, calm. Moiwa800: -4℃, light snow, W3.5m/s, Annupuri1150m: -7℃, light breeze and snow. Hirafu peak ridge1250m: -7℃, S15m/s, strong wind and thick fog, no snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape W12m/s, Kamui cape W19m/s, 1013hPa, 1.5m waves.

Relatively calm weather overnight without much new snowfall. The snowdrifts are stable and the overall avalanche risk is low. An atmospheric pressure trench is approaching as the next Low is rolling in, and would generate snowfall from this morning. All gates are expected to open, however may close as the weather deteriorates. Please follow the patrol’s instructions.

Some areas in the out of bounds is tracked out, be careful to remain in control. Guides are responsible to fully pay attention to their guests safety. Many risks are lurking in the mountains, however most hazards can be avoided if basic safety points are being considered. Beware of cracks, sudden weather changes and poor visibility. Do not traverse steep slopes and knolls. Do not stay put at the bottom of the valleys. The wind is forecasted to pick up above 1100m elevation during the day. Have a nice day.

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Saturday 10th 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: 425cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating
- The top Wonderland Chair lift is on standby at the start of the day

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 230cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts (apart from the Country Road Chair lift) should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 230cm

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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 8:31am on Saturday 10th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resort areas should be opening as normal

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 10th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th 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 Saturday 10th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
10th February 3cm 0cm 13cm
9th February 11cm 0cm 0cm
8th February 7cm 4cm 12cm
7th February 1cm 0cm 15cm
6th February 0cm 0cm 15cm
5th February 3cm 0cm 10cm
4th February 0cm 3cm 9cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 7cm 74cm
Previous 14 days total 138cm 80cm 133cm
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 38cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 937cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th 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
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
38cm
[937cm]
- - -
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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