Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 23rd March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Some thin cloud, clear
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 23rd March 2018, 7:29am
0cm
Thursday 22nd March 2018, 8:18am 0cm
Wednesday 21st March 2018, 7:24am 0cm
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Monday 19th March 2018, 7:44am 0cm
Sunday 18th March 2018, 7:46am 0cm
Saturday 17th March 2018, 7:44am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1247cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 23rd March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

There is no fresh snowfall to report and we start with a mild morning. The sun is out, some high thin cloud and it is probably going to be a fine day.

And indeed, a fine run of days ahead with lots of sun forecast well into next week along with temperatures gradually rising (and possibly approaching mid-teens mid week).

Full on spring.

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Not sure why, but my report got a massive amount of traffic/visitors yesterday - like, well over 10 times more than expected for this time of year. I wonder why. Perhaps a 'link in' from a major website or something. Anyway, if you are new here... haro! If you want to check out how the season has been here in Niseko, do look down at the bottom of this page to get to all the archive reports and of course you can also check that lovely blue tab near the top of the page that says 'Snowfall Analysis'.

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Last Avalanche Report of the season today. From tomorrow, it's just me. Do stick around. I promise I'll post some 'Spring Season Toast Tips' when other information is a bit thin on the ground.

And I would like to extend my own big thank you and hearty 'otsukaresama deshita' to the very good folk involved in providing this important information.

Here it is...

Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -1℃, no snowfall, clear sky. Moiwa 800m: -3.5℃, N5.7m/s, no snowfall. Annupuri 1150m: -5℃, W5m/s, 440cm snowpack at 1000m. Hirafu peak: -1℃, light breeze, no snowfall. Coastal data: Benkei cape ENE6m/s, Kamui cape ENE3m/s, 1009hPa, 2.0m waves.

That’s a wrap for this season’s avalanche information.

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the making of the daily report and everyone who has been trusting in the information for their mountain safety.

Our only hope is that the season would end safely without any accidents.

Still a lot of snow on the slopes, enjoy the Spring conditions and have a great end of the season.

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Friday 23rd 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: 460cm
- Base: 190cm

Niseko Annupuri

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 190cm

Niseko Village

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Base: 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:29am on Friday 23rd March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas expected to be open this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd March 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 23rd March 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd March 2018
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Friday 23rd March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd March 0cm 2cm 4cm
22nd March 0cm 6cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 3cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 8cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 23cm 61cm
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 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1247cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd March 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
- -
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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