Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 26th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Tuesday 26th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2-4m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 10:01am
10cm
Monday 25th March 2013, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 24th March 2013, 9:04am 4cm
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 9:03am 1cm
Friday 22nd March 2013, 8:56am 15cm
Thursday 21st March 2013, 9:09am 15cm
Wednesday 20th March 2013, 10:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 153cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1448cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Tuesday 26th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

This morning I do have some new snowfall to report. About 10cm of it in fact. And it continues to snow now. The snow depth at Niseko Grand Hirafu has gone up again and we are still above 5m. I was just taking a look back at last years reports and it seems that on this day last year that figure was standing at 425cm, so we're doing pretty good I'd say.

Not much of a wind to bother the lifts this morning so we are all open as planned. Temperature hovering around 0 degrees as I write this report this morning.

Tomorrow is likely to be warmer with the sun due to make an appearance.

Some lifts are now closed as the number of people on the slopes decreases:

Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 2 pair and Family pair
Niseko Village - Morino Chair
Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace 1, King 1, Ace 4

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 505cm
Bottom - 235cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 450cm
Bottom - 220cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -6C, 3cm new snow (broken particles). Moiwa 800m: -7C W5m/s,slight snowdrift growth. Coastal data: wind WNW9m/s, 1.0m waves, pressure 1012hPa. Annupuri peak predicted windspeed at noon: SW10m/s.

Weak westerly system produced some snow overnight, 10cm in Hirafu area. Peak gates are expected to open at 9.30am. Listen to patrols advice before leaving resort area.

Avoid getting caught in large scale spring avalanche, do not ride in valley bottoms. They are predicted to start around 900m-1100m, Kozan no Sawa (BackBowl) sidewall and Osawa(F5) especially.

Beware standing near cornices, they have grown to massive size over the winter and can collapse instantly. Also think about safe zones to wait in.

With rising temperatures shallow avalanches will occur easily on steep slopes. If they fracture over a large area they travel at high speed and are very dangerous. Use caution riding and traversing, travel 1 by 1. This report is issued daily with the hope of making out of bounds riding safer. Have a good day.

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Tuesday 26th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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