Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 13th February 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Tuesday 13th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-12°C

Top temp:
-16°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate-heavy snowfall
wind condition
SW 3-8m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:06am
32cm
Monday 12th February 2018, 8:31am 14cm
Sunday 11th February 2018, 8:31am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 132cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 87cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Tuesday 13th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Niseko.

And what a good morning it should be!

This morning I have 32cm of fresh snowfall measured and it is still snowing now - and really coming down with some conviction as of 8am. Oh yes. This is good. And if the forecasts are correct, we should be expecting continued snow through the week and at least into the weekend.

It is also very cold this morning and visibility is once again limited.

Extra care advised today with these conditions.

But you should be rewarded for making the efforts. :)

I have to post my report before all the resort areas are open so at the moment I don't have any specific news on any possible lift distruptions due to the conditions. Check with the resorts if you need to know.

Have a good one!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -12°, 30cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -15.2°, WNW5.8m/s, 40cm new snow, snowdrift development. Annupuri 1150m: -17°, W15m/s, 50cm new snow, snowdrift development. Hirafu 1250m: -18°, 40cm new snow, snowdrift development. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: WNW16m/s. Kamui Cape: W14m/s, 1005hPa, wave 2.0m.

The isobars have moved apart a little, the wind has dropped and a lot of snow has fallen. Snowdrift growth is still increasing, development has not been consistent due to wind fluctuations and consolidation is delayed. From this mornings tests, fracture is occurring at 100cm on Feb 11th low pressure snowfall layer and general avalanche risk is high. Main gates will be closed.

From the snowfall transition all of Kozan no sawa, Osawa cornice face around 1100m, Mikaeri bowl and Higashi One steep slopes the avalanche risk is high. In strictly off limits areas Haru no Taki and Yunosawa the risk is also high. Pay special attention to slopes with wind ripples, there is risk of a deep fracture. Do not duck ropes to enter out of bounds areas.

The snow will settle down tomorrow. Best not to venture too far today, the snow is heavy and deep. Be careful falling down and suffocating. Snowboarders take snowshoes and poles. Skiing requires a bit of speed. Beware frostbite. Have a good day.

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Tuesday 13th 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: 450cm
- Base: 230cm

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 380cm
- 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 8:06am on Tuesday 13th February 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open - check with resorts for latest updates

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(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 13th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 13th February 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 13th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 13th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th February 32cm 1cm 0cm
12th February 14cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 3cm 0cm 0cm
10th February 3cm 0cm 13cm
9th February 11cm 0cm 0cm
8th February 7cm 4cm 12cm
7th February 1cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 71cm 5cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 132cm 70cm 125cm
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 87cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total - 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 986cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 13th 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]
87cm
[986cm]
- - -
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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