Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 27th February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 27th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky and cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Wednesday 27th February 2019, 8:30am
3cm
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Monday 25th February 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 24th February 2019, 8:30am 3cm
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Friday 22nd February 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Thursday 21st February 2019, 8:20am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 198cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 900cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 27th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and what about this...

3cm of fresh snow has gathered on the ground overnight. Hurray!

Hopefully that will mean slightly more than that at higher elevation. I think we're going to have to take these fairly small offerings when we can now; there is little sign that we are going to be getting much more. As things look right now anyway.

Blue skies, some sunshine and some cloud hanging around. It should be a fine morning. All should be open.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: -6℃, 3cm snowfall. Moiwa800m: -7.2℃, W4.34m/s, cornice and snowdrifts developments. Annupuri1120m snow depth 250cm, -10.3℃ at 1000m. Hirafu peak: -10℃, swowdrifts developing. Hirafu1000m: -10.1℃, N2.5m/s. Niseko Village Mizuno no Sawa: -8.59℃, WSW4.4m/s, 150cm snow depth at base. Kutchan weather station: -8℃, NNE0.6m/s, 154cm snow depth. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: NW9m/s, Kamui cape WSW8m/s, 1021hPa, 1.3m waves.

A snowstorm picked up around 8pm yesterday, making cornices and snowdrifts up to 30cm thickness develop in leeward slopes above 800m elevation. The avalanche risk in knolls and slopes under cornices is moderately high. Some gusts are still blowing in higher elevation. All gates are scheduled to open, please follow the ski patrol’s instructions. A layer of new snow has blanketed most slopes, but not deep conditions. Thin surface slab slides from Feb 26th layer should be considered in open steep slopes. Ride one by one, do not cut across slopes and stay away of valley bottoms. The mountain is back to winter today. Have a nice day.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 340cm
- Base: 140cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad rested)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 245cm
- Base: 198cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 130cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 130cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Country Road lift rested)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. Until Wednesday 20th March 2019.
There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 27th February 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All should be open as planned

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th February 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 27th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th February 3cm 3cm 3cm
26th February 0cm 24cm 18cm
25th February 0cm 8cm 19cm
24th February 3cm 2cm 13cm
23rd February 0cm 17cm 1cm
22nd February 0cm 5cm 1cm
21st February 2cm 13cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 72cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 209cm 104cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total - 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 900cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th February 2019
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 - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
-
[900cm]
-
[900cm]
-
[900cm]
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
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