Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 1st February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Monday 1st February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Fair, varied
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This report
Monday 1st February 2021, 8:34am
6cm
Sunday 31st January 2021, 8:36am 22cm
Saturday 30th January 2021, 8:35am 3cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 8:33am 3cm
Thursday 28th January 2021, 8:32am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2021, 8:32am 1cm
Tuesday 26th January 2021, 8:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 6cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 803cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Monday 1st February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

As we start the new month there is a modest amount of fresh snow to report and, alas, a few top lifts are not able to start up as planned... and indeed it would appear that the wind is if anything going to be more of a factor as the day goes on, so keep that in mind. Kind of annoying. All three Gondolas are open as planned though.

Having said that, there's plenty area open and the snow is good and it is not busy, so fun times are always close at hand.

Forecasts show today being on the milder side with colder conditions again tomorrow through Thursday, along with that regular snowfall we are used to.

I'll post my monthly re-cap review of January and the season so far either tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:SSE6m/s. Cape Kamui:S10m/s, 1021hPa, wave1.5m. Hanazono 1000m: -11.4℃, S6.7m/s. Hanazono 720:-8.1℃, WSW6.3m/s. Moiwa 800m: -8.4℃, WSW1.7m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -11.4℃, W5.0m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -10.8℃, SW6.4m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -10.6℃, WSW3.0m/s. Kutchan Town:-7.0℃, SE2.5m/s, snow depth 155cm, 1024.8hPa. Moiwa base: -8, 10cm new snow in last 6hrs, calm.

The wind and snow have settled down overnight. Snow drifts will continue stabilizing under the 10-15cm of light crystal snow that fell pre dawn.. From observation and data the avalanche risk at 800-1000m is low. Strong impact tests by groomers at 800m showed fracture at 80-100cm on Jan 29th layer. Be careful on knoll terrain and cornice slopes above 1000m where snowdrifts have not stabilised yet. Ride one by one and do not hang around in the valley bottom.

Gates are expected to be open. Prepare before going out of bounds. Do not duck ropes. A southerly wind is expected to pick up before noon as a low pressure system approaches. Take early action. The snow condition is fantastically good. Is your beacon on? Don't forget your helmet. Have a good day.

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 1st February 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 350cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Top lift on hold at start of the day
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4
- Ace Family Quad and Ace Number 2 Center Four lifts operate for night skiing

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 255cm (-5cm)
- Base: 185cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts operating
- Planned: All three lifts
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 260cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Top lift on hold at start of the day
- Planned: All lifts apart from Jumbo Number 2 and 3
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 250cm (+0cm)
- Base: 170cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Niseko Gondola, Community Chair, Mori no Chair, Banzai Chair and Wonderland Chair
- Community Chair and Banzai Chair lifts operate for night skiing

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing in the Niseko HANAZONO area.

The Ace Pair Number 1, 3 and 4, King Pair Number 1 lift and King Quad Number 2 lifts are being rested for the season at Niseko Grand Hirafu.
There may be other lift operation changes at the moment due to coronavirus situation.
Do be sure to check for details with ski areas.

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Monday 1st February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

A few top lifts on hold at the start of the day

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 1st February 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Monday 1st February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st February 6cm 0cm 21cm
31st January 22cm 0cm 11cm
30th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 3cm 0cm 10cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 1cm 0cm 5cm
26th January 0cm 9cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 9cm 47cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 79cm 137cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 387cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total 6cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 803cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st February 2021
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 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
6cm
[803cm]
-
[803cm]
-
[803cm]
-
[803cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
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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