Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Sunday 29th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear but hazy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
SW 5m/s - W 9m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Sunday 29th March 2015, 8:13am
0cm
Saturday 28th March 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 27th March 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2015, 8:31am 20cm
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am 6cm
Monday 23rd March 2015, 8:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Sunday 29th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello on this hazy looking Sunday morning in Niseko.

Blue skies and sun... but hazy.

Really not much in terms of precipitation on the weekly forecast at the moment - whether it be rain or snow (perhaps a bit of rain around Tuesday) - but over the next few days temperatures should reach around 10 degrees here at base and at town level.

Things are getting all the more quiet now with a much more leisurely feel to the pace of things around the area (unlike the bata-bata busy-ness of peak season here). It's also the time when lots of workers and locals are able to get some time on the mountain. Do say hi!

I'll be comparing the statistics for March and the season so far once we get into April. If you can't wait, just check out the numbers on this page below.

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Ace Number 1, Ace Number 4, King Number 1 and 2).

Niseko Hanazono:
Open as normal.

Niseko Village:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Country Road and Morino Chair).

Niseko Annupuri:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Jumbo Number 3)

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Niseko Avalanche Report

iseko base 6am: +3℃, cloudy, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: not available. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 320cm. Hirafu 1000m: No data. Annupuri peak 1308m: W10.9m/s, -1.7℃. Cape Benkei: Light winds Cape Kamui: SW8m/s, pressure 1009hPa, wave 0.7m.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is shallow and the weather is calm. The snow melt continues with warm temperatures this morning. There is the possibility of a full depth avalanche Kozan no sawa side wall, Mikaeri ridge east slope(coordinates E4-E6) 800-1000, more than 400cm depth. Cracks are getting wider, do not enter these locations. Also Osawa, Kozan no sawa, Mikaeri creeks are the path of these avalanches , do not stop in the bottom of the creeks. Mountains are changing to spring conditions. Be careful of blocks breaking off cornices. All peak gates are expected to be open. In Niseko your freedom to ride out of bounds is protected, but we are also deeply concerned for everyones safety. Please follow the rules.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 410cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 320cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 180cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

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Niseko Hanazono - open daily until Monday April 6th
Niseko Village - open daily until Tuesday April 7th and then April 29th until May 6th
Niseko Annupuri - open daily until Wednesday May 6th
Niseko Grand Hirafu - open daily until Wednesday May 6th

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Sunday 29th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report please

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th March 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 29th March 2015
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th March 2015
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)
  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 29th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 10cm
25th March 20cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
23rd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 1cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 9cm 47cm
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 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th March 2015
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
-
[1141cm]
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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