Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Sunday 24th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-10°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
3-18m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
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This report
Sunday 24th February 2013, 8:55am
5cm
Saturday 23rd February 2013, 8:30am 10cm
Friday 22nd February 2013, 8:35am 15cm
Thursday 21st February 2013, 9:15am 15cm
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 8:56am 20cm
Tuesday 19th February 2013, 8:38am 10cm
Monday 18th February 2013, 8:28am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 82cm
Last 14 reports (total): 177cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 274cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1253cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Sunday 24th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

It's a cold morning here with the temperature at around -10C degrees. We have just over 5cm or so of fresh snowfall to add to our numbers and keep the runs fresh. Perhaps not enough to fill in all of the tracks made in the busy day that was yesterday of course, but better than none.

It's cloud and light snow this morning again and those winds are messing with lifts again on the mountain. Top lifts at all four resort areas are not moving at the moment. In addition, the Niseko Gondola at Niseko Village and the Annupuri Gondola are also closed. Most other lifts seem to be moving this morning but there's some winds of up to 20m/s up there.

Latest forecasts show the snow easing off sometime tomorrow to be followed by some clearer skies and likely milder conditions from Tuesday.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 510cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 380cm
Bottom - 240cm

Niseko Village
Top - 430cm
Bottom - 245cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -11C, 5cm of crystal snow. Moiwa 800m: moderate westerly wind and 5cm of new snow. Annupuri peak: NNW9.5m/s, 16.8C. Coastal data: NNE8m/s, 0.7m waves and 1010hPa. Annupuri 1000m snowpack: 375cm.

A low-pressure band is approaching, mild wind and light development of snowdrifts. Avalanche risk is lowering. Peak gates are scheduled to open at 10am, however may close depending on the coming weather. The surface is difficult to see and cracks are opening everywhere; beware of falling into them. Avalanches occur when the conditions allow and are not necessarily dependent on the amount of snowfall. Avalanches are natural phenomena that only becomes a problem is a person is involved in it. A winter-mountain will never be 100% safe.

According to the snowfall transition, observations and data evaluation, the slabs are stabilizing, however slides are still to be highly expected in slopes with cornices and knolls in Kozannosawa (Backbowl), Osawa (Annupuri bowl), Mikaeri area (Moiwa bowl) and Higashione. Better not stimulate suspicious slopes and/or stop at the bottom of the valleys. Ask the ski patrol for advice and use gates to step out of bounds. Be safe, enjoy and have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Sunday 24th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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