Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th February 2020

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 27th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies and sunshine (bit of cloud)
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:20am
0cm
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:28am 6cm
Monday 24th February 2020, 8:24am 19cm
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:30am 7cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:31am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 140cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 656cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 27th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

It is cold morning which is good.

As expected, there's no fresh snow to report and it is another lovely morning.

Yesterday there was those little kawaii scattered clouds around; there is some cloud around this morning too - more now than there was a little earlier I feel - and looking out over to Mt Yotei it is almost completely clear and blue skies.

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Someone sent in mail asking for advice regarding the coronavirus situation. I feel totally unqualified to make any kind of statement on that kind of thing on this platform.

For what it's worth: while it is obviously a worrying topic in general, I am going about my normal life. I am making sure that I am washing my hands and am generally being aware/careful.

That is what I would recommend to my friends - and what they also seem to be doing too.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base: -6℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: NE 58° 4.5m/s, -7.7℃. Annupuri 1100m: N 13°4m/s. Yu no sawa: N 14°3.8m/s, -10.8℃. Village 900m: N 351°3.9m/s, -10℃. Hirafu1000m: N 340°3.5m/s, -11℃. Hanazono 720m: W 285°1.5m/s, -7.6℃. Benkei cape: calm, Kamui cape: NE3m/s, 1020hPa, 0.6m waves.

Calm weather throughout the ocean and the mountains this morning.

The overall avalanche risk is low today.

With lack of new snow, the resort’s course condition is becoming firmer. Beware of over-speeding and hitting trees. Do not enter strictly of-limits areas to seek fresh snow. It is very disappointing to see some tracks in the Haru no Taki off-limits area. Please refrain from following those tracks.

We strongly call for respect and understanding of the Niseko Rules.

Have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 27th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 205cm
- Base: 124cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Thursday 27th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort should be open this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 27th February 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th February 2020
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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  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 27th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
27th February 0cm 3cm 3cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 24cm
25th February 6cm 0cm 8cm
24th February 19cm 3cm 2cm
23rd February 7cm 0cm 17cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 5cm
21st February 5cm 2cm 13cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 8cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 37cm 209cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 140cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 656cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th February 2020
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 - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
140cm
[656cm]
- - -
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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