Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 10th March 2010

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:47am on Wednesday 10th March 2010
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast with cloud and wind increasing later
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
light to moderate
Good
This report
Wednesday 10th March 2010, 10:47am
---
Tuesday 9th March 2010, 14:56pm ---
Monday 8th March 2010, 8:39am ---
Sunday 7th March 2010, 10:48am ---
Saturday 6th March 2010, 10:53am ---
Friday 5th March 2010, 10:39am ---
Thursday 4th March 2010, 13:34pm ---
Last 7 reports (total): ---
Last 14 reports (total): ---
Current month (March 2010) total: ---
season so far total: ---

Archive report: Posted at 10:47am on Wednesday 10th March 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

No new snow since last report. It appears to be on it's way though!
This morning is the classic calm before the storm, the sky is overcast, dark and foreboding but there is barely a breath of wind out there at least down at village level. On the radar a large area of precipitation is currently moving it's way up from Northern Honshu and it's currently snowing down South of Hokkaido. The system will gradually work it's way up here later today and we cna expect pretty significant snowfalls and the winds to really pick up. The snow should continue through into tomorrow.
Friday is still expected to warm a little with some rain possible then snowfalls from Saturday through into next week.
Conditions on the mountain today will still be pretty good up high and there should still be some fresh tracks to be found. Lower down it's mostly tracked out and the snow may be a little crusty on sun facing aspects.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 310
Bottom - 180

Niseko Village:
Top - 375
Bottom - 180

Annupuri:
Top - 350
Bottom - 210

Avalanche Information:
(Information as of this morning)

Niseko Avalanche Info No.85

Moiwa base 6am: -6℃, no snowfall.
Coastal data: SE4m/s at Benkei cape, E6m/s, 0.5m waves, 1013hPa at Kamui cape.
Annupuri peak 6am: SE5.1m/s, predicted to pick up to NE25m/s at noon.
North-easterly gusts are forecasted due to the approaching Low.
This morning, new snowfall is non-existent, slight snowdrift development due to wind-blown snow and the avalanche risk is relatively low.
Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30, however will close as the storm picks up.
Better not take it too easily today, the conditions will turn bad pretty quickly.
Do not seek fresh lines in strictly off limits areas, entering those areas are severely prohibited. One track left under the rope leads many others to do the same, and finally end up in an accident.
The Niseko Rules are not there to restrict the freedom, but to secure all resorts users safety and to secure the freedom to ride the out of bounds areas.
Beware of cracks and hitting trees.
Stay away from gully bottoms, avalanches will run through there.




Archive report: Posted at 10:47am on Wednesday 10th March 2010
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts operating

<
Tuesday 9th March 2010
This report
Wednesday 10th March 2010
Thursday 11th March 2010
>
17-18 REPORTING
Exclusive daily snow reporting on SnowJapan will be back before the 17-18 ski season starts so look out for updates starting later on in November.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 2:07pm
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:58am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002