Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 25th March 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 25th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud + blue sky
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NE 3m/s - NW 11m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Pretty good, I'd say
This report
Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:01am
1cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 7:49am 1cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:04am 2cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 8:31am 6cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 8:03am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 75cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 680cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 25th March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Just a dusting of snow this morning; not quite 1cm at my measuring point, but I am going to be add the 1cm to the report this morning - after all, there have been other days of slight dustings and the odd mm here and there!

Hopefully there will be more fresh snowfall higher up on the mountain.

It's a fairly mild morning. It doesn't feel as cold as yesterday, and it looks like we should now expect a run of milder days and often sunny conditions.

Have a fun weekend wherever you may be.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base : -1°, trace new snow. Moiwa 800m: -6°, W8m/s, 5cm new snow, snowdrift development. Annupuri 1000m: snowpack 230cm. Hirafu 1250m, -7°, N10m/s, snowdrift development. Coastal data: Kamui Cape: N8m/s, 1018hPa, wave 2.1m, Benkei Cape NNW9m/s.

Light winds and snow continue above 800m and snow drifts are slowly developing. There is a high risk of avalanche on the leeward side of ridge lines and knolls around 1000m elevation. The recently developed snowdrifts are collapsing easily.

The mountain is back to winter conditions and some sought after powder can be found. By 10am the snow conditions below 800m will be getting heavy. All gates are expected to be open. Listen to the patrols advice before going out of bounds.

Although recent snow drift development has been slow, with strong rider stimulation they will fracture causing an avalanche. Due to changes in wind direction and speed lately, watch for 2 distinct layers that have formed within snow drifts. Ride one by one, not in groups. Don't wait in the valley bottoms. Snow conditions are always changing. Never enter south facing strictly off limits areas. Have a good day.

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Resort specific opening news at time of writing (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Resorts will likely be opening as planned this morning.
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Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 25th March 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 325cm
Base - 125cm

Niseko Village
Top - 295cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 230cm
Base - 130cm

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Planned closing dates
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April (and then from 28th April until 7th May).
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Night time floodlit operations have now finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 25th March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Hopefully open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 25th March 2017
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th March 2017
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 25th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th March 1cm 4cm 20cm
24th March 1cm 1cm 6cm
23rd March 2cm 4cm 0cm
22nd March 6cm 0cm 1cm
21st March 0cm 3cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 13cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 42cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 75cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 680cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th March 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
75cm
[680cm]
-
[680cm]
-
[680cm]
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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