Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Monday 8th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds still here!
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Fairly light westerly
visibility condition
Varied, limited
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This report
Monday 8th February 2021, 8:35am
26cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 8:34am 6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 122cm
Last 14 reports (total): 157cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 128cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 925cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Monday 8th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

We start the week with loads of snow with 25-35cm being reported by ski areas this morning and the Avalance Report is giving us 40cm. (I'm guessing the '3cm' from Niseko Village is just a case of information not being updated!)

I have just measured 26cm at my point.

It's cold down at -9C. I see Annupuri (almost always the coldest reported number in a morning) is reporting a temperature of -20C at their peak.

So snow conditions should be very nice indeed this morning and there's a line of people waiting for first lifts.

Right now light snow continues to fall. Visibility is limited in places but there are actually some breaks in clouds away from the mountain nearby. Even if it eases off, the snow shouldn't be far away over the next few days.

Those needing some clearer skies and sun might have to wait until late week before we get any of that. Having a bit of a moan about rain (and perhaps wind) seems very reasonable, but I think we should never be negative about precious snow falling from the skies!

It's a weekday so the Holiday 1 and Swinging Monkey lifts at Hirafu and the Jumbo Number 3 at Annupuri are not operating this morning.

Other than that, all planned lifts are starting the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:55am. Cape Benkei:NW14m/s. Cape Kamui:W10m/s, 1007hPa, wave1.2m. Hanazono 1000m: -11.4℃, NNW2.3m/s. Hanazono 720: -12.6℃, NNW2.6m/s. Moiwa 800m: -12.7℃, N4.6m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -15.8℃, WNW6.6m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -15.1℃, WNW2.7m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -14.3℃, W2.8m/s. Kutchan Town:-8.5℃, SW2.9m/s, 1007.2hPa. Moiwa base: -10, 40cm new snow in last 12hrs, light winds, calm

No other information today.

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 8th 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: 35cm
- Base: 35cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 420cm (+30cm)
- Base: 245cm (+20cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 Quad, King Number 4
- 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: 35cm
- Base: 30cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 315cm (+25cm)
- Base: 235cm (+20cm)

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: 25cm
- Base: 25cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 270cm (+0cm)
- Base: 190cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts apart from Jumbo Number 3
- 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: 3cm (not updated since yesterday?)
- Base: 3cm (not updated since yesterday?)

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 275cm (+0cm)
- Base: 200cm (+5cm)

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 8:35am on Monday 8th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All four areas of Niseko United are open and lifts are starting the day as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 8th 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 Monday 8th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
8th February 26cm 10cm 19cm
7th February 6cm 14cm 4cm
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
Previous 7 days total 122cm 61cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 157cm 70cm 111cm
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 128cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 925cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th February 2021
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 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
128cm
[925cm]
-
[925cm]
-
[925cm]
-
[925cm]
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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