Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th February 2021

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

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
SW. Not as pesky.
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Saturday 6th February 2021, 8:34am
12cm
Friday 5th February 2021, 8:35am 32cm
Thursday 4th February 2021, 8:36am 22cm
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 8:37am 19cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 8:30am 5cm
Monday 1st February 2021, 8:34am 6cm
Sunday 31st January 2021, 8:36am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 118cm
Last 14 reports (total): 127cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 96cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 893cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 6th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It is noticeably milder this morning - still in low negative numbers, though possibly venturing just above 0C during the day. That's not stopping snow from falling though, and just as I type this out some nice big flakes are falling.

Variable visibility at the start of the day, I'd say generally ranging from limited to poor.

I am happy to report that all ski lifts appear to be opening as planned this morning; and there are more lifts open for the weekend (see updated list below).

Tomorrow should be a bit colder and then colder still from early in the week. Snow clouds should be sticking around.

I hope you have a good Saturday. Wherever you are, stay safe and have fun. Be kind to animals and eat toast. :)

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Niseko Avalanche Report

6:25am Benkei cape: WNW10m/s, Kamui cape WNW10m/s, 1007hPa, 1.6m waves. Hanazono 1000m: -5.8m/s, ESE2.9m/s. Hanazono 720m: -2.5℃, SE4.2m/s. Moiwa800m: -3.1℃, NNW4.3m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -5.7℃, W10.0m/s. Yu no sawa 1100m: -5.3℃, WSW7.4m/s. Mizuno no Sawa top: -4.6℃, WSW5.3m/s. Kutchan town: -0.8℃, SSW3.5m/s, 177cm snow depth. 1008.0hPa. Moiwa base: -2℃, 10-15cm snowfall in 12h, mild wind and bad visibility.

15m/s westerly wind is persisting in the area above 1100m elevation, however is light under 800m. A 10-15cm low-pressure snowfall has fallen early this morning. Snow clouds are likely to flow in throughout the day and snowfall will continue. All peak gates are scheduled to open from the morning. Listen to the ski patrol’s advice before stepping out of the gates. A hoar layer (Feb 1st) is present under the snowdrifts. The snowdrifts under 900m elevation are now stable, however the snowpack above 1000m is still unstable and avalanche hazard remains considerable. Strong stimulation could trigger a large slab avalanche from Feb 1st layer.

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Planned ski area operations: Saturday 6th February 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning from official sources.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 400cm (+0cm)
- Base: 230cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4, Swinging Monkey
- Ace Family Quad and Ace Number 2 Center Four lifts operate for night skiing

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 5cm
- Base: 11cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 285cm (-10cm)
- Base: 215cm (-10cm)

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

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Niseko Annupuri

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

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

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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Niseko Village

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 10cm
- Base: 10cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 270cm (+20cm)
- Base: 195cm (+25cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Niseko Gondola, Community 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 Saturday 6th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All Niseko United ski areas are open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 6th 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 Saturday 6th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
6th February 12cm 17cm 18cm
5th February 32cm 2cm 11cm
4th February 22cm 15cm 2cm
3rd February 19cm 1cm 3cm
2nd February 5cm 2cm 7cm
1st February 6cm 0cm 21cm
31st January 22cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 7 days total 118cm 37cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 127cm 60cm 120cm
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 96cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 893cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
96cm
[893cm]
-
[893cm]
-
[893cm]
-
[893cm]
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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