Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 13th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 8:30am
1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 2cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 902cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 13th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Apologies for the late appearance of the Niseko Now report this morning: the report was originally prepared and written for 8:30am and so we will time-stamp it as such

Good morning from Niseko.

I have a bit more snow to report to you this morning! Another 1cm to add, and as you can see below up to 5cm is being reported in places this morning.

It is a cloudy morning, with better visibility than yesterday. And that's about it really; maybe a little bit more snow at times over the coming few days. Just a bit.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: -1.5℃, light snowfall. Moiwa800m: -3.9℃, NE1.02m/s, 5cm snowfall, no snowdrift developments. Annupuri 1100m: -6.5℃, E0.8m/s, 250cm snow depth. Hirafu1000m: -6.3℃, SSW2.0m/s, light snowfall. Kutchan weather station: -0.6℃, NE0.9m/s, 116cm snow depth. Benkei cape: NNE3m/s, Kamui cape: E3m/s, 1004hPa, 0.6m waves.

Calm wind with some light snowfall. The tracks have been buried. The overall snowfall is below average and the snowpack is shallower than usual, however the temperature remained low above 800m and thaw are yet to reach the higher slopes.

The snow melt is progressing at the base of the mountain. Beware of small glide avalanches in gullies below 700m elevation, and always stay away from large valley bottoms (namely Osawa and Back bowl) in order to avoid large scale glide avalanches.

Cornices can collapse far from the edge, better not stand anywhere on top. Beware of cracks. It is strongly recommended to carry a thin rope in your backpack as they would come in handy when in need. Carabiners and harnesses are not a necessity.

The mountain is shifting into Spring, however snowfall are still expected. Seek for ski patrol’s advices before stepping out of the gates and be ready for sudden weather changes. Have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 13th 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 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 230cm
- Base: 170cm

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 Wednesday 13th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts starting the day as planned

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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 13th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
13th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 2cm 17cm 64cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 44cm 65cm
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 2cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 902cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th 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]
2cm
[902cm]
-
[902cm]
-
[902cm]
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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