Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 15th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 15th March 2019, 8:30am
5cm
Thursday 14th March 2019, 8:34am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 8cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 8cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 908cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 15th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Really nice blue skies through most of the day yesterday with some cloud turning up in the afternoon. Nice day.

And -- some snow overnight. Just about 5cm of it here by base and hopefully a bit more than that higher up.

This morning there is more cloud about from early on but blue sky too and the sun shining down in places. Generally cloudy seems to be what the forecasts tell us to expect for the day today and tomorrow.

Maybe some very light snow at times tomorrow.

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We're half way through March and I have observed and recorded just 8cm of snowfall at base over the first 15 reports of the month (good to be able to add 5cm today!!)

Yikes. If we don't get much more, the general lack of fresh snowfall since the middle of February is really going to stick out when we look at the season. Anyway, let's look back at the month and season-so-far once we get into April...

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At Niseko Grand Hirafu, the 'Technical Prize Test' will be held on Sunday and while that test happens part of the Furiko Course will be closed to the public. They'll open that up again once the event is finished.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

There is no report today.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 15th 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: 325cm
- 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: 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 Friday 15th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open as planned

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 15th March 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Friday 15th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
15th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 8cm 6cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 8cm 41cm 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 8cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 908cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th 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]
8cm
[908cm]
-
[908cm]
-
[908cm]
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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