Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 10th March 2016

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 10th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky now
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - NW 3m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Thursday 10th March 2016, 8:45am
12cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 8th March 2016, 8:26am 0cm
Monday 7th March 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 6th March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 5th March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 4th March 2016, 8:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 54cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 931cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 10th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And I have good news.

Yes, there's a nice layer of fresh new snow on the ground this morning. 12cm of it. And it does look lovely.

It's mostly cloudy at the moment here at base with perhaps snow still falling higher up on the mountain, but things are generally calm and all of the lifts are moving as planned. Actually, since I have been preparing this report there's some blue sky as well to see now and the sun has started to shine through my window.

So fresh snow to enjoy this morning. There'll still be that somewhat icy layer under it though so remember not to get too carried away!

I'm off out there myself now.

Speak again tomorrow when hopefully there might be a few more cm to report.

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas have opened as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6.00am: -8°C, calm, 15cm new snow, no snowdrift development. Moiwa 838m: -9.2°C, ENE0.7m/s. Annupuri 1150m: -11 °C, 15cm new snow, no snowdrift development. Hirafu Ridgeline: -14°C, 10cm new snow, calm. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:WSW3m/s. Kamui Cape S5m/s, 1019hPa, wave 0.8m.

Atmospheric pressure gradient is shallow and weather is calm. Cold air has flowed into the area bringing 10-15cm new snow. There is no new snowdrift development. From observation, the new snow over the 8th Mar layer, general avalanche risk is low. However at higher elevations there is a possibility of 20cm surface slab avalanches on wind effected, open steep slopes. The new snow is good but you will still be hitting the icy surface underneath. Be careful loosing control and hitting trees. Cracks are hidden, ride cautiously. A weak front is expected to pass through around noon, with an increase in wind and snow. Be careful of a sudden change in weather. All peak gates are expected to be open. Listen to the patrols advice and be prepared before going out of bounds. People are still ducking ropes to enter strictly off limits areas. Your freedom to ride out of bounds is protected by the Niseko Rules. However with freedom comes responsibility. If one person ducks a rope lots of others will follow, increasing the chances of an accident. For the safety of everyone, respect and follow the Niseko Rules. If caught breaking the rules, expect severe treatment.

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 10th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 360cm
Base - 150cm

Niseko Village
Top - 370cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 370cm
Base - 160cm

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Lifts planned to be open for night skiing:

Nighta will be open every day until Monday 21st March 2016

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift
(There is no night skiing at the Hanazono area)

Niseko Village:
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri:
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 10th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas open as planned this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 10th March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Thursday 10th March 2016
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 10th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 10th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
10th March 12cm 0cm 6cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 10cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 20cm
7th March 0cm 6cm 25cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 4cm
5th March 0cm 15cm 12cm
4th March 1cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 21cm 82cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 62cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 54cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 931cm 1144cm 1163cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 10th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
54cm
[931cm]
-
[931cm]
-
[931cm]
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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