Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Saturday 16th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Varied, poor in places
This report
Saturday 16th March 2019, 8:28am
1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 9cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 909cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Saturday 16th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

The clouds cleared up nicely towards the end of the day yesterday.

Clouds are back this morning though...

A bit of light snow is falling at the moment and I am able to measure just over 1cm, but if the forecast is correct it is not due to continue for long. It's a rather dull and dark start to the morning today.

And then we are expecting sunny skies from tomorrow.

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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: Saturday 16th 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: 335cm
- Base: 125cm

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: 235cm
- Base: 175cm

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 8:28am on Saturday 16th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts are 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 Saturday 16th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 16th March 2019
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th 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 Saturday 16th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
16th March 1cm 3cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 9cm 9cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 35cm 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 9cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 909cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th 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]
9cm
[909cm]
-
[909cm]
-
[909cm]
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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