Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 7th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very very light snow, just about
wind condition
0 - N 2m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 7th March 2018, 8:06am
11cm
Tuesday 6th March 2018, 8:31am 1cm
Monday 5th March 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Sunday 4th March 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10:15am 14cm
Friday 2nd March 2018, 8:05am 9cm
Thursday 1st March 2018, 8:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 35cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1233cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 7th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

It is good and cold this morning and I have 11cm of fresh snowfall to report to you from overnight. Hurray!

Looks like the weather will be calmer today after some fairly strong winds during the afternoon yesterday.

It was snowing earlier on but isn't just now as I write this. Actually, it just about is - but it's very very light and almost too difficult to see!

Might we get to see some sunshine today? We might.

And I will of course let you know tomorrow.

Expect lifts and gates to be open this morning.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -8℃, 10cm snowfall. Moiwa800m: -11.7℃, WSW5.4m/s, 15cm snowfall wit snowdrifts development. Annupuri1150m: -15℃, NW15m/s, 15cm snowfall. Hirafu peak: -15℃, W15m/s, 15cm snowfall. Benkei cape: NW12m/s, Kamui cape WNW7m/s, 1043hPa, 2.0m waves.

A strong cold airflow is brought on the edge of the high-pressure system. Intermittent snowfall with 15m/s wind is persisting through the morning. Snowdrifts are slowly growing in leeward slopes. There were no notable instability observed in the snowpack around 800m elevation. The avalanche risk below treeline is low. The wind stayed relatively strong in higher elevation and the new snowdrifts (soft slabs) could easily slide from March 5th layer. Avalanche hazard is relatively high in long and wide open steep slopes.

Peak gates are expected to open depending on the peak chair operation. Listen to the patrol’s instructions, be well prepared and step out from the gates. The new snow in the trees is a bit shallow, but very good for this time of the season. Glide avalanche (full depth slides) hazard is rising in upper west-ridge’s Backbowl side and Annupuri O-sawa 1100m. Glide avalanche does not necessarily occur in warm temperature and visible cracks are not the only signs to evaluate the risks. It is strongly recommended not to ride the valley bottoms in order to avoid being caught in case it slides. Thaw & freeze, the mountain is slowly shifting to Spring. Today’s still like winter. Enjoy your day.

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Wednesday 7th 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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 530cm
- Base: 250cm

Niseko Annupuri

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 450cm
- Base: 240cm

Niseko Village

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 450cm
- Base: 280cm

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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 8:06am on Wednesday 7th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be opening this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 7th March 2018
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 7th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
7th March 11cm 9cm 0cm
6th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 1cm 1cm
3rd March 14cm 0cm 9cm
2nd March 9cm 0cm 22cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 10cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 65cm 105cm
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 35cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1233cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th 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
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
35cm
[1233cm]
- -
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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