Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 12th March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Monday 12th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow, fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing. Hurray
wind condition
0 - NW 6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Generally limited-poor
This report
Monday 12th March 2018, 8:02am
5cm
Sunday 11th March 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:04am 1cm
Friday 9th March 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Thursday 8th March 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 7th March 2018, 8:06am 11cm
Tuesday 6th March 2018, 8:31am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 41cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1239cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Monday 12th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning. Monday morning once again.

And I am happy to be able to bring you news of fresh snowfall on the ground at base. I have just about 5cm to report and it is still snowing now as I am putting this report together.

There's not much wind that I can tell and not being reported by the ski resorts either so I would expect everywhere to be open as well as the gates.

We might even get some sunshine today so it should be a decent day.

Warmer temperatures are likely tomorrow along with the chance of some rain, so keep an eye on that if you are making cunning plans for the next few days.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -2℃, 5cm snowfall. Moiwa800m: -3.7℃, NW0.5m/s, Annupuri 1000m snowpack 440cm. Hirafu peak: -5℃, light wind, 5cm snowfall. Benkei cape N13m/s, Kamui cape NNE8m/s, 1016hPa, 0.6m waves.

A small low-pressure passed and brought cold air inflow with snowfall from the north. The mountain is blanketed with a thin layer of new snow. Visibility is pretty bad in some spots up above 1000m as cold/warm air mass is relocating. The overall avalanche risk is low, all gates are expected to open. Please listen to the patrol’s advice and be well prepared before stepping out of bounds. The snow underneath the new snow can be a bit tricky to ski, please be careful.

Many cracks are forming in south facing steep/cliff slopes in all elevation. Glide avalanche hazard is raising especially in Hirafu O-hiroma, Haru no Taki, Mikaeri bowl naka-one area. Glide avalanches due to temperature variation could also occur suddenly, even without any prominent cracks, in far-Higashi One, Backbowl and upper Osawa. Better not stay put under steep slopes and at valley bottoms.

The snow in the trees is pretty good. Thin surface slab slides may occur in open steep faces. Please stay vigilant anytime. Have a nice day.

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Monday 12th March 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 500cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 450cm
- Base: 240cm

Niseko Village

Lifts scheduled to be operating:
- All lifts should be operating as planned (Country Road Chair lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 430cm
- Base: 230cm

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Floodlit 'nighta' skiing - until Sunday 18th March

Night skiing is planned for every evening at the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas. There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO area. Ski lifts that are scheduled to be operating for nighta are noted below (subject to change):

* Niseko Grand Hirafu - Ace Family quad, Ace Number 2 quad, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 pair
* Niseko Annupuri - Jumbo Number 1 quad lift
* Niseko Village - Village Express, Upper Village Gondola, Community Chair

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Monday 12th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts should be opening as normal

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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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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 12th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th March 5cm 0cm 24cm
11th March 0cm 2cm 12cm
10th March 1cm 13cm 12cm
9th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 26cm 0cm
7th March 11cm 9cm 0cm
6th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 64cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 68cm 90cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 41cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1239cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th March 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
41cm
[1239cm]
- -
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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