Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 4th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 4th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
to W 3m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Saturday 4th February 2017, 8:21am
3cm
Friday 3rd February 2017, 8:32am 14cm
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8:52am 15cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 8:02am 19cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:11am 14cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 9:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 51cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 496cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 4th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I had a very good day yesterday and during 'lift time' on my 4 hours worth of adventure I spoke to people from China, US, UK, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Thailand which was fun. I even shared one lift with a Japanese person! Who lived in Australia. ;)

It didn't really clear up properly yesterday and the light snow since my report yesterday morning amounted to 3cm of fresh for my report.

This morning it is noticeably warmer outside and a generally overcast kind of start to the day. Cloudy conditions seem to be what is on the forecast for the day, but again there is a chance we might get to see some clearer conditions. There was a actually a bit of blue sky earlier on this morning, but the clouds have covered that back over for the moment.

Tomorrow looks like a much more sure bet of sun with clearer skies forecast from the start of the day and the milder conditions continuing.

The next snow we can expect is probably late Monday into Tuesday.

In the meantime it is going to a busy and bustling weekend here in Niseko. As you might expect!

Have a fun and safe Saturday, and see you tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -5℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -8.5℃, light NE breeze, no snowfall, 20cm snowdrifts. Annupuri 1150m: -9℃, light wind, 5cm snowfall. Hirafu 1250m: -11℃, W10m/s, light dusts. Kamui cape lighthouse: N6m/s, 1014hPa, 1.5m waves.

The isobars are spreading out and the weather is calm. Snowdrifts have slowly developed above 800m elevation over the last 24hours snowfall. Looking at observations, the general avalanche hazard is low. The visibility is also good and the gates are expected to open from the morning. Ask the ski patrol some advice before stepping out of the gates. Too many flagrant tracks under the rope are left between Gate 1 and 2. We’d like to remind that many cases of avalanche accidents, including fatal ones, occurred around the slopes under the cornices of O-sawa (Annuri bowl). Accidents due to poor visibility have also occurred many times.

Every single resort user is subject to obey the Rules of out of bounds riding. One track left under the rope would lead many others to do the same and eventually end up in an accident. Respect the Rules. Guides and tour leaders have the responsibility to tell their guests to do the same, as well as ski resorts and their patrollers have the responsibility to appropriately enforce these Rules.

Have a great day.

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All areas appear to be open as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 4th February 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 320cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Village
Top - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 305cm
Base - 150cm

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Night skiing is planned until Monday 20th March 2017 at the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village resort areas. There is no nighta in the Hanazono area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Saturday 4th February 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 4th February 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 4th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th February 3cm 9cm 3cm
3rd February 14cm 18cm 15cm
2nd February 15cm 13cm 10cm
1st February 19cm 12cm 15cm
31st January 14cm 8cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 1cm 3cm
29th January 0cm 6cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 67cm 56cm
Previous 14 days total 117cm 110cm 76cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 51cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total - 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 496cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th February 2017
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 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
51cm
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
-
[496cm]
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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