Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 6th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Very good
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This report
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 8:53am
5cm
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 8:55am 15cm
Monday 4th February 2013, 9:02am 5cm
Sunday 3rd February 2013, 9:10am 7cm
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 8:43am 0cm
Friday 1st February 2013, 12:54pm 0cm
Thursday 31st January 2013, 8:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 32cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1011cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 6th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Later on in the morning yesterday a few more lifts did open up but the top ones remained closed with the strong winds persisting. This meant for some rather long queues for the lifts that remained open at times.

I'm glad to be able to report a much calmer morning here in Niseko. Wind speeds of between 2m/s and 6m/s reported from around the mountain, so all the lifts should be open as planned this morning. With the snow until yesterday and the 5cm or so of fresh snow to add to that at village level, there should be some decent conditions up there this morning. As reported below, Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10:30am this morning.

Earlier clouds have been clearing and as I write the report now the sun is shining through the window. Looks like it is going to be a fine day.

Snow should be back in style from tomorrow and hopefully through into the weekend. Would be good, so let's hoping!

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 420cm
Bottom - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 345cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 360cm
Bottom - 200cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -11C, light dusts overnight, surface hoar and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: 15cm of crystal snow, WNW5m/s, -9C, snowdrifts are packed and break in large chunks. Annupuri peak: NW7.8m/s, -14.3C. Coastal data: WNW4m/s, 0.6m waves and 1017hPa.

A high-pressure system overlaying and the weather is calm. The snowpack is stable and the general avalanche risk is low. Gates 2 & 3 are scheduled to open at 10:30am. Always keep in mind that outside the gates is outside the resort management. Listen to the ski patrols advice before stepping out of bounds.

According to observations, the new snowdrifts are stable, however the cornices and slabs around 800m altitude are likely to collapse largely if strongly stimulated. Pick your route carefully.

The cracks have been hidden with the last snowfall and are hard to notice from above. Be careful not to fall in them. Always remain in controllable speed and beware of hitting trees.

Hazards of 80cm thick surface slab slides are still present in 1000m big open slopes during the morning. It is strongly advised not to remain in valley bottoms and not to stimulate cornices and knolls. Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 6th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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Previous 14 days total 105cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
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