Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd February 2021

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 22nd February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine and sunny
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW. Not pesky.
visibility condition
Very good
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Monday 22nd February 2021, 8:36am
1cm
Sunday 21st February 2021, 8:33am 3cm
Saturday 20th February 2021, 8:31am 1cm
Friday 19th February 2021, 8:35am 12cm
Thursday 18th February 2021, 8:22am 24cm
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 8:40am 48cm
Tuesday 16th February 2021, 8:32am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 90cm
Last 14 reports (total): 139cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 267cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1064cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Yesterday it was getting fairly bright around lunchtime and brighter still by the end of the day with quite a lot of blue sky out towards Mt Yotei. Even so there was some very pretty light snow falling in places.

The 1cm of snow that I am posting this morning is from post-report yesterday morning.

This morning I can see Mt Yotei from the start of the day. Yes, we have a clear morning at last.

And... all of the lifts that are scheduled to be open are doing so at the start of the day and peak gates are expected to be open.

Spring does feel like it is kind of around the corner, or perhaps around a few corners. Hopefully big ones. Before we get there we have more snow to receive. Starting tomorrow, and if the forecasts are right, we can expect those snow clouds to be back with us for a bunch of days again. We will be back to snow and cold, and we can delay those thoughts of spring. I like the sound of that.

Today is a national holiday in Japan and while some people will have today as a holiday, lift operations seem to be normal 'weekday'.

-----

Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:S8m/s. Cape Kamui: calm, 1011hPa, wave 0.7m. Hanazono 1000m: -11.8℃, SSW6.8m/s. Hanazono 720: -5.8℃, SW8.8m/s. Moiwa 800m: -9.4℃, SSE2.1m/s. Annupuri 1100m:-12.0℃, WSW3.3m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -9.9℃, WSW5.7m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -11.3℃, ESE windspeed n/a. Kutchan Town: -10.2℃, no new snow, snow depth 180cm. Moiwa base: -10, calm, sunny, no new snow.

There is very little atmospheric pressure gradient, the seas and mountains are calm with very little snow fall or snowdrift development. From observation, data, groomer and patrol reports the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrol’s opinions before going out of bounds. The snow is shallow and riding well. Be careful crashing, hitting things, falling in cracks or creeks. Do not hang around in the creek bottoms where avalanches might run. The mountain is a bit like spring. Have a good day. Don't forget your helmet and beacon.

-----

Planned ski area operations: Monday 22nd 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: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 450cm (-5cm)
- Base: 230cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 5 lifts today - Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Quad 3, King 4
- Night skiing: Ace Center Four quad (every day) and Ace Family quad (Saturdays only at the moment)
-----

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 5cm
- Base: 7cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 307cm (+2cm)
- Base: 212cm (-3cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 3 lifts today - Hanazono 1, 2 and 3
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

-----

Niseko Annupuri

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 5cm
- Base: 2cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 290cm (+5cm)
- Base: 210cm (+2cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Jumbo 2 and 3 rested on weekdays
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

-----

Niseko Village

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: 230cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Niseko Gondola, Community, Banzai, Wonderland
- Community Chair lift operates for night skiing

-----

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.


Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts are opening as scheduled this morning

<
Sunday 21st February 2021
This report
Monday 22nd February 2021
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
>
Photo 1
2020-2021 SEASON
We feel for everyone who wanted to be able to visit Japan this winter but are unable to. Please read this message about this season and some coronavirus stuff. Stay safe everyone, wherever you are.

JAPAN SKI AREA BLOG & NEWS
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Appi Kogen Now 14cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 9:03am
Myoko Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:57am
Zao Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 9:02am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:57am
Kiroro Now 5cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 7:46am
Madarao Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:43am
Furano Now 4cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:31am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:25am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:24am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:14am
Geto Kogen Now 13cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 7:50am
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:22am
Minakami Now 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2020, 10:07am
Naeba Now 0cm
Friday 27th November 2020, 7:58am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Nearby accommodation
Lessons in English
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 22nd February 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd 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 Monday 22nd February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
22nd February 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 5cm 2cm
20th February 1cm 11cm 1cm
19th February 12cm 5cm 0cm
18th February 24cm 1cm 0cm
17th February 48cm 17cm 0cm
16th February 1cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 90cm 39cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 139cm 47cm 107cm
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 267cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total - 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1064cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd 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]
267cm
[1064cm]
-
[1064cm]
-
[1064cm]
-
[1064cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Niseko Now reports before Monday 22nd February 2021
Niseko Now reports from the same period last season
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002