Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 30th March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 30th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny and clear
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
N 4-5m/s (Hirafu)
Very good
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Monday 30th March 2015, 8:45am
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Sunday 29th March 2015, 8:13am 0cm
Saturday 28th March 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Friday 27th March 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 26th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2015, 8:31am 20cm
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 30th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Another lovely spring morning today as we see more and more signs of the snow retreating certainly at village level and on lower areas of the mountain as well.

Tomorrow should see similar warm conditions but more cloud expected to cover the blue skies. Maybe a bit of rain in the evening. After that it looks like there'll be slightly colder conditions later on in the week.

The mountain should be open as planned today along with the gates.

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Ace Number 1, Ace Number 4, King Number 1 and 2).

Niseko Hanazono:
Open as normal.

Niseko Village:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Country Road and Morino Chair).

Niseko Annupuri:
Open as normal (all lifts apart from Jumbo Number 3)

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: 0C no snowfall, spring haze. Moiwa data n/a. Annupuri snowpack 320cm. Hirafu 1000m: SW8m/s, 0C. Peak data: NNE3.8m/s, -2.3C, misty. Coastal data: Benkei cape WSW2m/s, Kamui cape ENE4m/s, 1016hPa, 0.9m waves.

The mountain and the ocean is calm under a high-pressure system. The temperature will rise and avalanche hazard will rise accordingly in SE facing slopes above 800m. Most of the snowpack is sitting on bamboo grass in Niseko and makse climax slides occur easily in heavy snowdrift loaded slopes with temperature rise in spring. When it occurs at a steep slope, the debris will run on the surface of the lower grade slopes for a long distance in high speed, destroying all everything on its way. Those slides are very hard to predict, but can be avoided by not riding suspicious slopes and valley bottoms. Peak gates will open. Mountains are never 100% safe. Always be prudent and avoid hazardous places. Creeks are swollen with snowmelt runoff, be careful not to fall in. Moiwa gate no.6 will be removed as the quad lift operation ends. Have a nice spring day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 405cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 310cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 150cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

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Niseko Hanazono - open daily until Monday April 6th
Niseko Village - open daily until Tuesday April 7th and then April 29th until May 6th
Niseko Annupuri - open daily until Wednesday May 6th
Niseko Grand Hirafu - open daily until Wednesday May 6th

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Monday 30th March 2015
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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 30th March 2015
2013/2014
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25th March 20cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 0cm 24cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 6cm 57cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 1163cm 1493cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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