Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:43am on Thursday 15th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None but likely
wind condition
SW 2m/s - SE 10m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 15th March 2018, 7:43am
0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7:50am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 41cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1239cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:43am on Thursday 15th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

Well, after some sunny skies yesterday, this morning it is a very mild start here and generally overcast skies.

Rain is possible (likely?) later but we are hoping that it will be snowing later in the day as temperatures drop once again.

Strong winds and poor visibility are likely going to be messing around with lift operations as well today. I'm writing this too early for info so if you are keen on riding today it's probably a) best to get an early start and b) check with the resorts.

Here's to the chance of being able to report snow tomorrow.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +3℃, no snow/rain fall, cloudy. Moiwa800m: -0.6℃, S2.8m/s, thick fog. Annupuri1150m: -2℃, S10m/s, no snowfall, poor visibility. Hirafu peak: -3℃, strong wind, bad visibility, no snowfall. Benkei cape SSW8m/s, Kamui cape SSW14m/s, 1009hPa, 0.7m waves.

Warm air is flowing into the low-pressure on the Sea of Japan and the snow-melt will continue. A thick fog is present above 700m elevation and a strong southerly wind is blowing above 1000m. All peak gates will be closed today and Gate 11 is now closed for the season due to rising of glide avalanche risk. The patrol is thankful to everyone who used the specially controlled “Mizuno no Sawa” area and relieved that no major accidents occurred in there.

The mountain is quickly shifting to Spring. Beware of falling into swelling creeks. The snow surface is choppy, remain in control and beware of hitting trees. Glide avalanche hazard is rising in south facing valleys such as the Backbowl and O-sawa. Stay away of the valley bottoms in order to avoid crucial situations. Some fresh snow on the forecast for tomorrow. Have a nice day.

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Thursday 15th 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 (King Number 2 lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 490cm
- Base: 200cm

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: 220cm

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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 7:43am on Thursday 15th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Check with resorts today

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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 Thursday 15th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 6cm 29cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 65cm 85cm
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 Thursday 15th 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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