Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th February 2020

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Friday 7th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
It's snowing
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Friday 7th February 2020, 8:10am
14cm
Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:10am 17cm
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 8:30am 2cm
Tuesday 4th February 2020, 8:19am 15cm
Monday 3rd February 2020, 8:22am 1cm
Sunday 2nd February 2020, 8:31am 2cm
Saturday 1st February 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 51cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 567cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Friday 7th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I have 14cm of fresh snowfall to report to you this morning - I have had to up that since an hour ago - as it is coming down quite heavily at the moment which will be affecting visibility at the start of the day.

Still, as you might expect there are quite a few people ready and lined up for those first lifts, ready to check out the snow.

And more snowfall is on the way over the coming days.

All good!

I think that's it for this morning.

Take care and have fun.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -7°, 20cm new snow in last 24hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: NNW 332deg 8.0m/s (10min average), -9.8°, minor snowdrift development. Yu no Sawa 1000m: WSW 253deg 3.6m/s, -12.8°. Niseko Village 900m:WNW 3.0m/s, -11.9°. Hirafu 1000m : NNE 42deg (speed:no data) , -13.0°. Hanazono: NNW 328deg m/s, -9.8°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NW16m/s. Kamui Cape W12m/s, 1021hPa, wave 2.0m. Annupuri 1000m: snow depth 170cm.

The atmospheric pressure gradient has mellowed, although winds are gusty above 800m, there has been no significant snowdrift development and 20-30cm new snow has fallen. Today will be good. Peak gates are expected to be open. Be prepared before going out of bounds. To avoid avalanche risks when riding, do not traverse cornice slopes or under knolls. You may stimulate a deep layer and trigger an avalanche. Annupuri Gondola side gate No 8 Gate will open today. Moiwa Gate No. 10 open today, watch out for the cliffs at the bottom. Please follow the patrol instructions. Do not duck ropes.

Over 1000 people went out the gates yesterday and thankfully no accidents were reported. It is appreciated people are reading and thinking about the avalanche information and following the Niseko Rules. Watch out for falling into holes and hitting trees. It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet. Is your beacon on? Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 7th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 265cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 125cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 170cm
- Base: 115cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Friday 7th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 7th February 2020
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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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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 7th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
7th February 14cm 4cm 1cm
6th February 17cm 18cm 0cm
5th February 2cm 11cm 3cm
4th February 15cm 2cm 0cm
3rd February 1cm 3cm 0cm
2nd February 2cm 7cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 21cm 13cm
Previous 7 days total 51cm 66cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 99cm 166cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 51cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 567cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th February 2020
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
51cm
[567cm]
- - -
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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