Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 4th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear blue skies
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 4th March 2019, 8:31am
0cm
Sunday 3rd March 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Saturday 2nd March 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Friday 1st March 2019, 8:21am 0cm
Thursday 28th February 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 27th February 2019, 8:30am 3cm
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 900cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 4th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

A bit of a dusting of snow is being reported, but not enough for me to award any cm in my report for the day.

It is calm, there are blue skies and the sun is shining down on us. It is a lovely morning indeed with the temperature hanging around the zero level.

Lots of blue skies at the moment.

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Check out the webcam image from 8am looking towards Mt Yotei. (Almost) clear blue skies it may well be this morning, so, where's that beautiful mountain?!

I think someone might have nabbed it and taken it home as a souvenir... naughty!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -2°, 1cm new snow. Moiwa 800m: -2.7°, NE4.3m/s, 2 new snow, no cornice or snowdrift development. Annupuri 1120m: snow depth 250cm. Annupuri 1100m: -4.6°, N4.3m/s. Hirafu Peak: -5, 2cm new snow. Hirafu 1000m: -4.6°, NNW3.4m/s. Village Mizuno no Sawa: -4.99°, WNW2.3m/s, trace new snow. Kutchan Weather Station: -0.8°, NE0.3m/s, snow depth 139cm Cape Benkei: ENE3m/s, Cape Kamui: NE2m/s, pressure 1014hPa, wave 0.6m.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is very shallow, the sea and mountains are calm. From observation, the small amount of new snow combined with no snowdrift development, the general avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are expected to be open. Grooming has stopped on the Mikaeri forest road, be careful.

A sharp rise in temperature or rain will increase the chance of a full depth avalanche. Particularly in areas like Osawa, Kozan no Sawa around 1100m and Higashi One. To avoid accidents spend as little time as possible in the valley bottoms. Although the snow is melting at lower elevations, winter continues at higher elevations. Be careful slipping and falling into cracks.

Enjoy the spring weather.

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 4th March 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 135cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Ace Number 1 pair and King Number 2 quad rested)
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 240cm
- Base: 190cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally open until 3:50pm (Number 3 until 3:30pm)

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 120cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 120cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Country Road lift rested)
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. Until Wednesday 20th March 2019.
There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 4th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas are opening as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 4th March 2019
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 4th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
4th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
3rd March 0cm 14cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 9cm 0cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
27th February 3cm 3cm 3cm
26th February 0cm 24cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 53cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 128cm 90cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 900cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
0cm
[900cm]
-
[900cm]
-
[900cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
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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