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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Monday 1st March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Hmmm. Trying to snow and light rain in places
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited high up
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Monday 1st March 2021, 8:25am
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Sunday 28th February 2021, 8:33am 0cm
Saturday 27th February 2021, 8:31am 21cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 8:27am 8cm
Thursday 25th February 2021, 8:30am 10cm
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 8:30am 16cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 10:24am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 148cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1122cm

Good morning from Niseko.

Some beautiful clear skies yesterday in the end, but this morning we are back to that grey cloudy look.

Hirafu is reporting fog on upper areas this morning while Hanazono is reporting snow up there. There is also some light rain being reported by Niseko Village base. Outside my place right now it is just cloudy and just trying to snow - just not very successfully right now. In places it seems to be... raining lightly.

By the way, I find it interesting to see Hirafu describing the snow as 'powder snow' and Hanazono as 'spring conditions'. I did not make it out yesterday, so forgive my cheeky assessment, but I would take a guess that somewhere between those two might be more of an apt description.

All lifts should be moving as planned this morning, though not sure on gates yet.

Hopefully I will have a fresh layer of snow to report to you tomorrow morning.

Here we are in March. How fast has this winter gone? It sure seems to have whizzed by for me. I will put some thoughts together for my monthly recap which will appear either tomorrow or the day after.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Coastal Data 6:25am. Cape Benkei:WNW10m/s. Cape Kamui: SW12m/s, 1021hPa, wave 1.6m. Hanazono 1000m: ENE4.8m/s. Hanazono 720: -0.7℃, ENE2.9m/s. Moiwa 800m: -0.6℃, WNW6.5m/s. Annupuri 1100m:-3.1℃, WNW5.5m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -2.9℃, WNW1.3m/s. Mizuno no Sawa Top: -2.0℃, WNW3.8m/s. Kutchan Town: +2.9℃, SW1.9m/s, 0cm snow in last 24hrs, snow depth 192cm. Moiwa Base 300m: 0, no new snow in last 24hrs, light rain

Light winds with fog and bad visibility above 650m. Be careful of wet heavy surface avalanches under lift lines and around cliffs and other steep slopes. Do not go into the creek bottoms or under steep slopes.Snow melt is continuing and snow bridges over creeks in the forests might collapse easily. Water in the creeks is increasing, be careful falling in. Gate opening yet to be decided. Please respect the patrol’s decisions. The mountain changes everyday. Yesterday afternoon the wind dropped and the peak gates opened. Lots of people headed out and thankfully no accidents reported. Patrol and the Avalanche Institute were relieved. This avalanche information is published daily for the safety of out of bounds riders at the Niseko ski resorts. There is no guarantee of safety participating in these sports, so please take care.

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 1st 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 (-10cm)
- Base: 230cm (-10cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 5 lifts today - Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Quad 3, King 4
- Night skiing: Ace Center Four quad (every day) and Ace Family quad (Saturdays only at the moment)

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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: 320cm (-7cm)
- Base: 225cm (-10cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 3 lifts today - Hanazono 1, 2 and 3
- There is no night skiing at Hanazono

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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: 340cm (+0cm)
- Base: 210cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Jumbo 2 and 3 rested
- Jumbo Number 1 quad lift operates for night skiing

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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: 330cm (+20cm)
- Base: 230cm (+10cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Niseko Gondola, Community, Banzai, Wonderland
- Community Chair lift operates for night skiing

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri areas until 7th March 2021.
There is no night skiing in the Niseko HANAZONO area.

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 1st March 2021
(View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st 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
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Monday 1st March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st March 0cm 4cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th February 21cm 0cm 3cm
26th February 8cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 10cm 6cm 0cm
24th February 16cm 19cm 3cm
23rd February 3cm 7cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 32cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 148cm 78cm 15cm
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 0cm 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1122cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
325cm
[1122cm]
0cm
[1122cm]
-
[1122cm]
-
[1122cm]
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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