Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 12th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies and sun
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Friday 12th February 2021, 8:40am
2cm
Thursday 11th February 2021, 8:34am 6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 93cm
Last 14 reports (total): 202cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 177cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 974cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 12th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

What's this!? Beautiful blue skies and calm conditions. Yes, indeedy. We haven't seen much sunshine of late, but we sure have it this morning.

Yesterday, rather than the sun I mentioned might happen, we actually got some light snow starting to fall once again along with limited visibility in places and Mt Yotei again smothered with clouds. It was clearer by the evening, though some very light snow still falling in places. Very pretty.

And so here we are this morning with the sun shining down on us. Sun is forecast for today and for tomorrow too as all of Japan experiences something of a warm weekend.

Let us enjoy these clearer skies while they last - we can enjoy it all the more knowing that snow and cold is due back with us from Tuesday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:E4m/s. Cape Kamui: ENE2m/s, 1028hPa, wave0.7m. Hanazono 1000m: -8.6℃, NNW7.5m/s. Hanazono 720: -7.3℃, NNW2.8m/s. Moiwa 800m: -7.2℃, ESE4.7m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -10.3℃, NNE7.2m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -10.2℃, NNE7.9m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -8.8℃, NNE7.5m/s. Kutchan Town:-14.2℃, NW0.8m/s, snow depth 186cm, 1029.6hPa. Moiwa base: -8, sunny, calm, light frost.

General avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open. Do not duck ropes to enter strictly off limits areas. Wear a helmet and beacon. There was a tragic accident when clearing snow off a roof in Kutchan yesterday. Pay very close attention where you attach your rope, its length and direction of the fall. Adjust the length with a prusik knot or jumar. When a roof slides it is like an avalanche, it moves instantly and you can not get away. Our deepest condolences to all those involved in the accident. Nature does not choose people.

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Planned ski area operations: Friday 12th 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: 450cm (+10cm)
- Base: 255cm (+0cm)

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: 7cm
- Base: 2cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 320cm (+0cm)
- Base: 233cm (-7cm)

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: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

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

Ski lifts operating:
- Planned: All lifts apart from Jumbo 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
- Base: 2cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 340cm (+0cm)
- Base: 232cm (+0cm)

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 8:40am on Friday 12th February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts opening as planned at the start of the day

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 12th 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 Friday 12th 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Friday 12th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
12th February 2cm 0cm 17cm
11th February 6cm 1cm 16cm
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
Previous 7 days total 93cm 49cm 103cm
Previous 14 days total 202cm 69cm 158cm
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 177cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 974cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th 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]
177cm
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
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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