Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko (Hokkaido), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:46am on Sunday 18th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 2m/s - NW 7m/s
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Sunday 18th March 2018, 7:46am
0cm
Saturday 17th March 2018, 7:44am 5cm
Friday 16th March 2018, 8:01am 3cm
Thursday 15th March 2018, 7:43am 0cm
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7:50am 0cm
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8:00am 0cm
Monday 12th March 2018, 8:02am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 49cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1247cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:46am on Sunday 18th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from here near Hirafu base.

No fresh snowfall to report to you this morning and it is a cloudy/overcast start to the day but wind conditions might well affect top lifts later on today (afternoon?). Keep an eye on the latest if you are planning on being out. (I need to submit my report before info is in this morning).

There seems to be the chance of some fresh snow coming around Tuesday. So that would of course be most welcome.

Have a good Sunday.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 5.00am: -3°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m: -5.5°, SSW2.6m/s, no new snow. Annupuri 1150m: -8°, strong NW wind, thick fog, bad visibility. Hirafu peak: -10°, strong winds, no new snow. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: WNW11m/s. Kamui Cape: SSW22m/s, 1019hPa, wave 1.8m.

A low pressure is approaching from the west, the atmospheric pressure gradient is getting steeper and strong SW winds are blowing above 1000m. However below 800m winds are light. Snowmelt will continue as daytime temperatures rise. Gates 2 and 3 openings yet to be decided and are dependant on lift operation. Please listen to the patrols advice. Other gates are expected to be open. The possibility of a massive full depth avalanche is still looming. Do not ride cracked slopes or in the valley bottoms. The mountain is rapidly heading towards spring with repeated freeze thaw cycles.

Niseko rules were established to allow your freedom to ride out of bounds safely. Most rules are straight forward and easily understood, however because this a ski resort certain restrictions are unavoidable.. The rules are meant to be fair to everyone, not discriminating by knowledge, technology or tools. Please understand the basic principle of Niseko Rules and we thank you for your support.

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Sunday 18th 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 (King Number 2 lift not operating)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 485cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 200cm

Niseko Village

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Base: 200cm

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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 7:46am on Sunday 18th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts may be affected by wind, particularly this afternoon

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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 18th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
12th March 5cm 0cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 0cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 64cm 53cm
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 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1247cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
- -
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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