Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 10th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Lots of cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-12°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Decent
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This report
Monday 10th February 2020, 8:30am
1cm
Sunday 9th February 2020, 8:24am 6cm
Saturday 8th February 2020, 8:31am 10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 68cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 584cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 10th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

The really cold conditions continue, starting the morning with a reading of -12C on my thermometer.

Just a thin layer of fresh snowfall to report - ever so slightly over 1cm. So the mountain has not had a reset, first run groomers should be feel good this morning.

Did I mention it's really cold still?!

That cold looks set to ease off in the second part of the week when Japan as a whole is going to experience a bit of a warmer spell.

At the start of the day it looks like the base Ace Family quad is having some issues and not starting the day as normal.

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It is really pleasing to see other regions of Japan finally getting some proper snowfall.

My mind is often boggled when I see some of the nutty amounts of snow that they can sometimes get in 24 hours. Myoko and other areas of Niigata and Nagano, I'm looking at you! I can't remember ever reporting a full 1m in any of my reports.

We tend to just concentrate on 'quality' up here in Niseko.

Ooooh, controversial! (I'm just kidding). (Sort of).

;)

But seriously, I do recommend checking out some of the other reports on this site (links to the right); it's always and interesting read to see how other regions are doing.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -13.0°, no new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: N 354deg 2.6m/s , -14.2°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: N 4deg 9.3m/s, -16.9. Niseko Village 900m: WSW 1.3m/s, -16.4°. Hirafu 1000m : N 346deg (speed no data) , -17.2°. Hanazono 720m: NNW 344deg 5.7m/s, -14.2°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NE 5m/s. Kamui Cape N 2m/s, 1016hPa, wave 1.3m. Annupuri 1000m: snow depth 170cm.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is flattening out and the mountain base and seas are calm. A moderately strong north wind persists above 800m with, depending on location, 30-50cm of snow drift development. From observation a fracture is occurring at 20cm, however avalanche risk is low. To avoid avalanches from a deep layer do not wait around in the valley bottom. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice. Be prepared before going out the gates. There is a bit more snow now, but still not that much. Be careful of partially buried trees, if you hook one its an easy broken leg. The low temps continue, take care of frost bite. Do not duck ropes to enter strictly off limits area Haru no Taki. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 10th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 260cm
- 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: 180cm
- 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 8:30am on Monday 10th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 10th February 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th February 2020
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 Monday 10th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
10th February 1cm 11cm 3cm
9th February 6cm 18cm 11cm
8th February 10cm 19cm 7cm
7th February 14cm 4cm 1cm
6th February 17cm 18cm 0cm
5th February 2cm 11cm 3cm
4th February 15cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 83cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 135cm 138cm
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 68cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 584cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th 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
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
68cm
[584cm]
- - -
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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