Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 12th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 12th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some blue
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Tuesday 12th March 2019, 8:30am
1cm
Monday 11th March 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 10th March 2019, 8:16am 0cm
Saturday 9th March 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 8th March 2019, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 7th March 2019, 7:48am 0cm
Wednesday 6th March 2019, 8:13am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 1cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 901cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 12th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

Fresh snow this morning! I can just about report 1cm of snow in the report today. And there may well be double - double!!!! - that higher up. ;)

There is a lot of cloud this morning but some blue sky too.

All lifts are go. Gate openings not clear yet. Have a good one!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain Base 6.00am: -0°, 2cm wet new snow. Moiwa 800m: -2.3°, N6.08m/s, 5cm new snow, 15-30cm snowdrift development. Annupuri 1100m: -4.9°, NW3.9m/s, snow depth 250cm. Hirafu Peak: -5°, strong winds, 1000m: -4.7°, E4.3m/s. Kutchan Weather Station: 0.8°, snow depth 117cm, NW4.6m/s. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NNW9m/s. Kamui Cape: WNW5m/s, pressure 1000hPa,wave 0.7m.

From observation, some areas of steep slopes above 900m in Kozan no sawa, Osawa and Higashi One have formed a 10cm hard slab with crust that is breaking away easily over large areas by rider stimulation. Although the thickness of snow breaking away from Mar 11 layer is not great, the large areas breaking away will cause a significant avalanche. There is 15cm of new snow deposited on forested leeward slopes in some areas.

Although the lower mountain is in springtime the upper mountain is still in winter. Another low pressure system is approaching and will bring more snow. During periods of strong wind and snowfall do not enter leeward slopes. When rapid snowdrift growth exceeds 40cm avalanches can easily occur.

Gate opening is yet to be decided and is dependant on lift operation. Please respect the patrols decisions. Above 800m the snow depth isn’t shrinking. Make cautious decisions to suit the weather.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 12th 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: 320cm
- 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: 225cm
- Base: 165cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal 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: 290cm
- Base: 100cm

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: 290cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day (Country Road Chair 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 8:30am on Tuesday 12th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts opening as planned at the start of the day

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 12th March 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th March 2019
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 Tuesday 12th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th March 1cm 5cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 1cm 18cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 47cm 68cm
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 1cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 901cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 12th 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]
1cm
[901cm]
-
[901cm]
-
[901cm]
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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