Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th February 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 7th February 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair
This report
Thursday 7th February 2013, 8:47am
0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 8:53am 5cm
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 8:55am 15cm
Monday 4th February 2013, 9:02am 5cm
Sunday 3rd February 2013, 9:10am 7cm
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 8:43am 0cm
Friday 1st February 2013, 12:54pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 105cm
Current month (February 2013) total: 32cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1011cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 7th February 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

0cm of fresh snow this morning. A cloudy start to the day. It's about -4 degrees here in the Hirafu village area.

There's a moderate wind as well this morning which might mean lifts are affected again today. Early on the top lifts at all four ski resorts on the mountain are on hold, as well as the Niseko Gondola at Niseko Village. If conditions improve they might get moving, though the forecast is for the wind to continue and for snow to be falling soon.

This is just my personal observation but it does seem to me that this season we have been affected by wind more than usual...

So, the snow should be falling soon and hopefully continue through into the weekend. Here's hoping for a good amount of fresh snow to report soon.

It seems that yesterday a group of people were ascending Mt Yotei and encountered an avalanche, as mentioned in the Avalance Report this morning. Details are sketchy but apparently one member of the group has a broken femur (now in hospital) and happily there were no fatalities. Yotei is of course not a ski resort area and so you are on your own. It could very probably have been much worse. Another reminder of the real risks and potential dangers.

Take care out there.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 410cm
Bottom - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 345cm
Bottom - 220cm

Niseko Village
Top - 360cm
Bottom - 200cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -7C, no snowfall and calm morning. Moiwa 800m: -7C, no snowfall and no snowdrift development. Annupuri peak: S21.0m/s, -12.5C. Coastal data: SSE8m/s, 1008hPa, calm ocean.

A strong southerly wind is blowing in high altitude and the weather will come in later this morning. According to all data, the general avalanche risk is low. However gate 3 will be closed due to high winds. Other gates are yet determined, please respect the ski patrol's decisions. Although the avalanche risk is low, the mountain is tracked out, beware of tracks and carefully remain in control.

An avalanche accident has occured in Mt. Yotei's Makkari (south) face yesterday. Details not available. Skiing/riding skills will not prevent accidents; in Winter Mountains touring, the leader/guides responsibility consciousness in the decision-making process is extremely important. Avalanches will happen when the conditions allow, and becomes an accident if a person is involved in it. Cautious assessment of the existing risks is required whether in lift-access or hike-access backcountry. Don’t be overconfident of your skills and experiences.

The groomers are hard but nice and fast. Have a nice day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Thursday 7th 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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