Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:11am on Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some sun expected
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing today
wind condition
S 1m/s - NW 8m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 8:11am
3cm
Monday 2nd March 2015, 8:32am 3cm
Sunday 1st March 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Saturday 28th February 2015, 8:35am 10cm
Friday 27th February 2015, 8:45am 5cm
Thursday 26th February 2015, 8:31am 10cm
Wednesday 25th February 2015, 8:32am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 6cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1008cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:11am on Tuesday 3rd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko and a bit earlier than usual as I need to get myself off to Sapporo this morning.

Anyway, a bit more new snowfall this morning with 10cm being reported higher up on the mountain.

There is lots of cloud about up there this morning but the sun should be out today at times and we'll see temperatures creep into low positive numbers during the day here at base. Just not it's -1C.

After the strong winds of yestderday I'm glad that today is starting off calmer and all resorts seem to be open as normal... Annupuri Gondola due for a slightly late start (something to do with them doing checks on it after the strong winds of yesterday!)

Hopefully we'll have snow clouds back tomorrow and Thursday, lets see how much they can bring us.

Have a good day and see you tomorrow.

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Resort specific news as of 8:10am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
All looks set to be open as normal.

Niseko Hanazono:
All looks set to be open as normal.

Niseko Village:
All looks set to be open as normal.

Niseko Annupuri:
All looks set to be open as normal apart from the Gondola due for a later than usual start, maybe 9am.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -4C, 10cm new snowfall in last 12 hrs. Moiwa 800m: NW3.5m/s, 10cm new snow, -6C, major snow drift development. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 310cm. Hirafu 1000m: Light winds, 10cm new snow. Annupuri peak 1308m: wind W8.4m/s, -10.3℃. Cape Benkei: NW10m/s, Cape Kamui: W11m/s, pressure 1015hPa, wave 1.9m.

There has been a rapid development of new snowdrifts above the low pressure snow layer from 28 Feb . The drifts have begun to settle, but above 800m, leeward slopes knolls and under cornices, the risk of 40-50cm surface avalanche continues. All gates are expected to be open. Be careful riding leeward slopes, just under sharp ridgelines and open steep slopes. Do not traverse under cornices. Slab stabilization is delayed at higher elevations.

Our prayers go out to the 3 people lost on Asaridake.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 400cm
Base - 145cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 300cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 370cm
Base - 170cm

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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 8:11am on Tuesday 3rd March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts planning to be open as normal this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 3rd March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd March 3cm 10cm 15cm
2nd March 3cm 0cm 10cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 5cm
28th February 10cm 3cm 5cm
27th February 5cm 0cm 2cm
26th February 10cm 0cm 25cm
25th February 10cm 0cm 10cm
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Previous 14 days total 51cm 71cm 154cm
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January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 6cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1008cm 1163cm 1493cm
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
6cm
[1008cm]
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[1008cm]
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[1008cm]
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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