Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 11th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Monday 11th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
3-18m/s (Hirafu)
Not very good
This report
Monday 11th March 2013, 8:51am
15cm
Sunday 10th March 2013, 9:34am 10cm
Saturday 9th March 2013, 8:40am 17cm
Friday 8th March 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 7th March 2013, 9:09am 0cm
Wednesday 6th March 2013, 10:19am 0cm
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 8:56am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 124cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 92cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1387cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Monday 11th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Colder again this morning at -6C now, and lots of new snow in the Hirafu area. 15-20cm or so of it, and undoubtedly more on the mountain. As you can see below, Moiwa reportedly getting an impressive 40cm of new snow.

The Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area reports their upper areas snow depth as back up to 500cm. Great stuff for getting on mid-March.

The persistant 'w' is affecting lifts again this morning. Over at Annupuri, the Gondola and Jumbo 3 and 4 lifts are not moving, at Niseko Village the gondola and top Wonderland Chair are stationary and so are the top lifts at Hirafu and Hanazono.

Once they open up, there should be some nice renewed conditions to enjoy up there. For now most of the other lifts seem to be running (or scheduled to run) as planned.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 500cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 470cm
Bottom - 245cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -5C, 30cm new snow, snow drift development. Moiwa 800m: 40cm new snow, snowdrift development, -10C. Annupuri peak: -15.6C. Coastal data: wind NW14m/s, 3.3m waves, pressure 1012hPa.

Avalanche risk is VERY HIGH due to extreme snowdrift growth at all elevations on the mountain from the continuous high winds over the weekend. All gates will be closed today except for gates 7 & 9.

The wind is expected to weaken this morning however the avalanche risk will remain VERY HIGH. Snow drifts that have developed the high wind(18m/s) will easily collapse and cause surface slab avalanches. Also note that with the expected decrease in winds(<10m/s) the high avalanche risk will continue for estimated 4-8 hours.

Many accidents occur on slopes holding snowdrifts during and directly after storms. Do not risk riding leeward and steep slopes today. Avalanches always run to the valley bottoms, try to avoid spending time there too. The snow in the trees is heavy and deep from the high winds, the groomers are better choice today. Spring is not here yet.

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Monday 11th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
February observed snowfall total 316cm - -
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