Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:12am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Expecting snow
wind condition
SW 7m/s - S 13m/s (Hirafu)
Fair
This report
Wednesday 4th March 2015, 8:12am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 6cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1008cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Just cloudy to start the day off this morning as we wait for snow. It does look like it should be with us soon though. Actually is that light snow that has started falling...?!

Some strong winds overnight but they have been calming down this morning and as I write this, all of the lifts appear to be going to be open as planned - though it might well be giri-giri borderline with some, so I would check for the latest there.

Once we get past the snow we're expecting (did I say we were expecting snow?), the weekend onwards looks forecast to bring us some sunny conditions.

We're getting ahead of ourselves there though. For now, expecting snow. Onegai shimasu!

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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.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -2C, no new snowfall. Moiwa 800m: SE5m/s, no new snow, -6C. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 315cm. Hirafu 1000m: S10m/s, no new snow, -7C. Annupuri peak 1308m: wind SSE21.1m/s, -7.1C. Cape Benkei: SSW8m/s, Cape Kamui: Light winds, pressure 1010hPa, wave 0.6m.

Strong winds at higher elevations from low pressure front. No new snow but, shallow snow drifts have formed in many places due to the strong winds. All gates should be open this morning but are expected to close as the weather deteriorates today. Please listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds. Yesterday somebody ducked the rope at gate 2 and traversed over to Osawa. That one track can lead others to follow and eventually an accident will happen.

Follow the Rules. There’s no new snow out of bounds and the snow is generally trashed everywhere. When riding out of bounds don’t rely on your equipment. Safety and good decisions comes with experience and cant be bought. The mountains can deliver a harsh punishment for poor decisions. Take care and be aware of a sudden weather change.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 395cm
Base - 140cm

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 8:12am on Wednesday 4th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be open as planned early on

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 4th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
4th March 0cm 5cm 10cm
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
Previous 7 days total 31cm 18cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 66cm 157cm
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 6cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1008cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
6cm
[1008cm]
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[1008cm]
-
[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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