Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 21st March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
S 2m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:05am
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Friday 20th March 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 10:05am 0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 8:25am 0cm
Sunday 15th March 2015, 8:27am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 112cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1114cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 21st March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning and after all that fog and limited visibility of yesterday morning, we are all set for a beautiful spring day today in Niseko.

Clear blue skies above us and the sun already out in force, it's going to be mild again. The forecast tell us that the skies might cloud over later in the day.

Expect all of the areas to be fully open and gates too this morning.

Those colder conditions we have been looking forward to - you know, the ones that are supposed to bring with them some fresh snowfall - are due from tomorrow night.

Very hopefully Monday and Tuesday I might be bringing you stories (true ones of course) of lovely white fresh snow. Wouldn't that be nice?

For now though it's a beautiful morning and time for an early ski for me. I'll see you tomorrow.

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Resort specific news as of 8:00am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Hanazono:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Annupuri:
Set to open as planned this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -4C, no snowfall, sunny and icy morning. Moiwa 800m: no data. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m: no snowfall, -5C. Peak data n/a. Coastal data: Benkei cape S3m/s, Kamui cape SSW12m/s, 1013hPa, 0.3m waves.

Calm morning under a high-pressure system. Snowmelt will continue during the day. Blocks of snow may fall from cracks in steep cliff slopes. Full depth climax (ground) avalanche hazard is rising in SE facing Osawa, Backbowl and Moiwa bowl. Avalanches run through the valley bottom, better avoid those terrains to prevent being caught in one. All gates are expected to open from the morning. Keep in mind that the areas outside the gates are outside ski area management. Always be alert; precaution is key to avoid accidents. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:


Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 450cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 320cm
Base - 170cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 400cm
Base - 180cm

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Lifts open for night skiing:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

Floodlit night operations are due to continue until Sunday 22nd March.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 21st March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas will surely be fully open this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 21st March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st March 0cm 1cm 15cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 1cm 2cm
16th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 2cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 9cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 55cm 73cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 112cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1114cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st March 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
112cm
[1114cm]
-
[1114cm]
-
[1114cm]
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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