Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 10th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 10th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds sticking with us
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Varied, limited in places
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This report
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 8:30am
15cm
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 8:34am 26cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 139cm
Last 14 reports (total): 197cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 169cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 966cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 10th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

It is snowing lightly at the start of the day today (though in the last short while started coming down a bit more). There's more fresh snow on the ground but not as much as yesterday and this snow might well be easing off this morning leaving us with just cloudy skies.

Wind isn't an issue and all lifts are starting the day as per schedule.

From tomorrow we are expecting a fairly calm and dry period with an increasing chance of the sun making some headline appearances. That will probably last into next week.

I imagine conditions should be pretty great today. In the name of research, I think I should go and check. The things I do for you. ;)

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The official snow depth number at Niseko Village peak this morning increases by... 63cm. I can only imagine that it is playing catch up after not being updated much in recent days. Especially as they only report 20cm of fresh snow at peak. Again, large giant-hands sized pinch of salt.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:WNW14m/s. Cape Kamui: WSW12m/s, 1011hPa, wave2.0m. Hanazono 1000m: -10.2℃, NNE3.1m/s. Hanazono 720: -8.9℃, N3.6m/s. Moiwa 800m: -9.5℃, N8.7m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -12.2℃, W10.3m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -11.6℃, W4.4m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -10.8℃, WNW6.4m/s. Kutchan Town:-5.2℃, SW2.3m/s, snow depth 198cm, 1012.6hPa. Moiwa base: -6, calm, good visibility, 10cm new snow in last 12hrs.

From observation and data the general avalanche risk is low. This information is based on morning observations, data from the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Japan Coast Guard and snowfall trends. Wind direction and temperature data are from six locations on the Niseko Mountains. Niseko is working to prevent accidents by communicating the off-course conditions widely and fairly to all mountain users. Winter mountains are never 100% safe. Only common sense behavior and caution prevent accidents. Wear a helmet and beacon. Peak gates are expected to be open (dependant on lift operation). Outside the gates are not part of the ski area. Always be cautious and aware of conditions. Today's snow is good.

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Planned ski area operations: Wednesday 10th 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: 30cm
- Base: 30cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 430cm (+25cm)
- Base: 250cm (+25cm)

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: 15cm
- Base: 20cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 320cm (-2cm)
- Base: 240cm (+0cm)

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: 15cm
- Base: 15cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 270cm (+0cm)
- Base: 200cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts apart from Jumbo Number 2 and 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: 20cm
- Base: 10cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 338cm (+63cm)
- Base: 230cm (+30cm)

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 8:30am on Wednesday 10th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts appear to be opening as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 10th February 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th February 2021
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 Wednesday 10th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
10th February 15cm 1cm 11cm
9th February 26cm 6cm 18cm
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
Previous 7 days total 139cm 65cm 83cm
Previous 14 days total 197cm 68cm 135cm
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 169cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 966cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th 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]
169cm
[966cm]
-
[966cm]
-
[966cm]
-
[966cm]
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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