Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 11th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 11th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing just at the moment
wind condition
Moderate southerly
visibility condition
Fair-limited
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Monday 11th March 2019, 8:31am
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Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Monday 11th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

It is a grey and dull kind of morning and a cloudy start to the week, something of a contrast to the fine blue skies we enjoyed yesterday.

It's windy too and at the start of the day some top lifts are on hold (top Hanazono, Annupuri and Village lifts as of 8:30am). Keep your eye on that if you are out today.

Might we get some snow (or sleet, or less appealing stuff) today? I will let you know tomorrow...

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Update, 5 minutes after original report: the top Hirafu lifts are also on hold now. Doh!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -0°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: -2.2°, ESE5.41m/s, no new snow. Annupuri 1100m: -5°, SSE6.9m/s, snow depth 250cm. Hirafu Peak: -4°, strong winds, 1000m: -4.9°, 16.2m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: 2.2°, snow depth 115cm, SE7.5m/s. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:S12m/s. Kamui Cape: light wind, pressure 1010hPa, wave 0.8m.

A low pressure front is approaching from the pacific ocean, the atmospheric pressure gradient is steep and a strong southerly wind is blowing above 1000m. Expect blizzard conditions, the snow fall to increase and the avalanche risk to quickly increase on leeward snowdrift slopes. Pay attention to the weather.

Gate openings are yet to be decided. Please follow the patrols instructions.

Full depth avalanches have occurred in Mizuno no Sawa 600m and under the gondola line, so the decision has been made to close gate 11 and Mizuno no Sawa for the rest of the season. Do not duck ropes to enter. If the right conditions are met, such as rapid snowdrift and cornice development due to blizzard conditions, avalanches will occur regardless of the season. Don't let your guard down.

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Ski resort operation information: Monday 11th 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: 315cm
- Base: 120cm

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 31st March 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 230cm
- Base: 168cm

Ski lifts operating:
- The top lift is on hold at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally currently open until 4:20pm

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

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- The top Jumbo lift is on hold 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: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- The top Wonderland Chair lift is on hold at the start of the day
- 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 11th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts affected by wind at the start of the day - see above for details

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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 11th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
11th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th March 0cm 1cm 13cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 14cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 26cm
7th March 0cm 11cm 9cm
6th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 13cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 66cm 86cm
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 11th 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
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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