Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
S 1m/s - W 3m/s
Fair to limited at the moment
This report
Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 7:45am
13cm
Monday 1st February 2016, 8:34am 12cm
Sunday 31st January 2016, 8:33am 8cm
Saturday 30th January 2016, 8:45am 1cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 8:39am 6cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 8:41am 1cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:36am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 98cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 25cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 636cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and it's an early report this morning as I need to get out early today*.

This morning there's another 13cm of fresh snowfall to report here at base so the overnight refills keep on coming - and it's still snowing.

A special hello to the guy with the red jacket and his friends who seem to be waiting at the Ace Number 2 quad lift from 7:45am - looks like he's keen to get in first tracks today, and I don't blame him!

Snow conditions should be quality out there this morning. Maybe limited visibility especially early on as it's snowing quite hard right now in places; probably going to ease off soon.

Just cloud and maybe some sunshine forecast for tomorrow before we get back into hopefully decent snow in the run up to the weekend.

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* Sadly not out onto the slopes!

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort will hopefully be opening as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -10°C, 15cm new crystal snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: -12°C NW8m/s, 20cm new snow, no snowdrift development. Mikaeri 740m: -11.6°C, light winds, 20cm new snow. Annupuri 1150m: -13°C, W15m/s, 15cm new snow. Hirafu 1000m snowpack 205cm. Hirafu Peak Ridgeline: -14°C, W10m/s, 15cm new snow. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NW13m/s. Kamui Cape W8m/s, 1014hPa, wave 0.8m.

Below 1100m there is light winds, no snow drift development, 15-20cm on new snow, no obvious weak or unstable snowdrifts and lower levels of the snow pack are stable and compacted. General avalanche risk is low. Be careful carrying too much speed and hitting a tree. Also take care of falling into creeks, if you rescue someone who has fallen in a creek and is completely wet, use rescue blanket, hot water in PET bottles under arms. If the victim keeps shivering uncontrollably, looses consciousness or is becoming seriously hypothermic it is a very dangerous situation. Avalanches are not the only danger in the winter mountains. People deliberately continuing to enter Haru no Taki will be banned from Niseko ski areas. If you don't care about your own safety, think about others who will have to come and rescue you if you have an accident. Today's snow is excellent.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 2nd February 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 330cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 285cm
Base - 160cm

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Lifts planned to be open for night skiing:

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift
(There is no night skiing at the Hanazono area)

Niseko Village:
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri:
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 2nd February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
2nd February 13cm 10cm 2cm
1st February 12cm 15cm 20cm
31st January 8cm 0cm 10cm
30th January 1cm 3cm 10cm
29th January 6cm 10cm 20cm
28th January 1cm 3cm 20cm
27th January 16cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 57cm 41cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 98cm 88cm 144cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 25cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total - 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 636cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
25cm
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
-
[636cm]
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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