Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 27th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear skies
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Saturday 27th March 2021, 8:01am
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Friday 26th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 24th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8:33am 2cm
Monday 22nd March 2021, 8:37am 1cm
Sunday 21st March 2021, 8:32am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 79cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1201cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 27th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

An early report this morning.

And in contrast with the cloudy and foggy start to the day yesterday, this morning there are clear skies above Niseko. More of a lighter blue than a deep mid-winter blue early on, so perhaps there will be a hazy look to the scenery today. Whatever, the sun is out, it's clear and the views should be very fine.

Wind doesn't appear to be an issue and lifts should be open as planned, with the Swinging Monkey and Holiday lifts at Hirafu also opening for the weekend.

I just realised that tomorrow is the last day of the season for the Hanazono area. Cliché time ahoy, but still... it's nearly April!!(!) I can hardly believe it.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

6:25am Benkei cape: SSE4m/s, Kamui cape: E3m/s, 1023hPa, 0.8m waves. Hanazono 1000m: -4.8℃, NNW8.0m/s. Hanazono 720m: -2.7℃, NNW2.3m/s. Moiwa 800m: -2.0℃, NNE5.4m/s. Annupuri 1100m: -3.7℃, N5.3m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -4.3℃, N6.1m/s. Mizuno no Sawa top: -3.0℃, N6.1m/s. Kutchan town: -2.9℃, WNW1.9m/s, no new snowfall, 122cm snow depth. Moiwa base: -4.0℃, light winds, no new snowfall, sunny.

We are currently under a spring high pressure system, the seas and mountains are calm. Niseko weather is coupled with the Sea of Japan weather. If sea winds are strong the mountains will rage. If they rage, snowdrifts will develop and avalanche risk will rise. Many Japanese winter accidents occur in such conditions. Avalanche accidents can decrease if more people have the common sense to know bad weather makes for dangerous conditions. Avalanches are not the only dangers though, cornice and block collapses, falling into cracks, hitting trees and more. There is no safety in this sport. Peak gates are expected to be open. Don't forget your helmet, beacon and other rescue equipment. Be careful falling into the rising creeks. Do not rest in full depth avalanche paths, like the centre of Kozan no Sawa, Osawa or Mikaeri Sawa.

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Planned ski area operations: Saturday 27th March 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning from official sources.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 465cm (0cm)
- Base: 175cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 7 lifts today - Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Holiday Pair 1, Hirafu Gondola, King Quad 3, King 4, Swinging Monkey

Open until (planned):
- Wednesday 5th May


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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 290cm (+0cm)
- Base: 170cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: All 3 lifts

Open until (planned):
- Sunday 28th March

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Niseko Annupuri

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 320cm (+0cm)
- Base: 150cm (-10cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Jumbo 2 and 3 rested

Open until (planned):
- Wednesday 5th May

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Niseko Village

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 315cm (+0cm)
- Base: 178cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 5 lifts today - Niseko Gondola, Village Express, Community, Banzai, Wonderland

Open until (planned):
- Sunday 4th April [may re-open 1st-5th May]

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Night skiing has now finished for the 2020-2021 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 27th March 2021
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 (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 27th March 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 27th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
27th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
24th March 0cm 2cm 18cm
23rd March 2cm 1cm 4cm
22nd March 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 1cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 7cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 20cm 38cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 387cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total 325cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total 79cm 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1201cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
325cm
[1122cm]
79cm
[1201cm]
-
[1201cm]
-
[1201cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
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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