Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 13th March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 13th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy overcast
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 5m/s - W 12m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair, but light is a bit flat
This report
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8:00am
0cm
Monday 12th March 2018, 8:02am 5cm
Sunday 11th March 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:04am 1cm
Friday 9th March 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Thursday 8th March 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 7th March 2018, 8:06am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 41cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1239cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 13th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It's cloudy this morning and no fresh snow to report. Chilly but due to be mild. There's some wind too.

The forecasts seem to be showing the chance of some mixed weather conditions that might include some light rain at times over the next couple of days, and hopefully some snow come Friday.

We might all be resigning ourselves into accepting that we are totally into spring now, but it's really pleasing to still see Hirafu reporting an impressive 5m of snow on the upper slopes. So there is still a lot out of snow out there and skiing until the planned closing at the end of Golden Week in early May will not be a problem. That gives us quite a long while yet to enjoy this last section of the season.

I need to get this report up and so can't wait for the opening info.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -2℃, no snowfall. Moiwa800m: -5℃, E2.6m/s, no snowfall, foggy. Annupuri1150m: -8℃, WSW15m/s, low visibility, no snowfall. Hirafu peak: -10℃, strong wind, bad visibility, no snowfall. Benkei cape: S4m/s, Kamui cape S18m/s, 1013hPa, 1.5m waves.

Strong SW wind, poor visibility with no snowfall above 1100m elevation. The slopes are frozen this morning but will thaw as the warm air mass flows in during the day. Cracks are forming and many glide avalanches are occurring in low elevation south facing steep/cliff slopes. Glide avalanches are also expected to occur in south facing steep slopes and cornice slopes in higher elevation. Better stay away from valley bottoms in order to avoid being swept by avalanches.

Gates opening is undecided. Please respect the patrol’s decision. The light is weak & flat making the slope’s undulation difficult to notice. Snowbridges are also becoming weak. Falling into swelling creeks is very dangerous. Please remain vigilant in all areas including tree runs. The mountain is shifting to Spring, but still a huge amount of snow. Have a nice day.

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Tuesday 13th March 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 500cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 220cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (Country Road Chair lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 430cm
- Base: 230cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing - until Sunday 18th March

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Tuesday 13th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open. Check with resorts for latest.

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Tuesday 13th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
12th March 5cm 0cm 24cm
11th March 0cm 2cm 12cm
10th March 1cm 13cm 12cm
9th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 26cm 0cm
7th March 11cm 9cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 64cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 65cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 41cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1239cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 13th March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
41cm
[1239cm]
- -
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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