Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 14th March 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 14th March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
E 4m/s - W 5m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7:50am
0cm
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8:00am 0cm
Monday 12th March 2018, 8:02am 5cm
Sunday 11th March 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:04am 1cm
Friday 9th March 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Thursday 8th March 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 41cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1239cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 14th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

It's a mix of cloud and fog out there this morning by the looks with some limited visibility higher up on the slopes. Hirafu seem to be saying 'snow' on upper elevations too, but it's not snowing down here. Not raining either thankfully, but it is definitely on the mild side. (Thankfully our 'mild' is not quite on the same level as many places to the south of us here. Talk about toasty!)

I like the look of the snow on some forecasts tomorrow (less so the chance it might fall as rain). Fingers crossed the temps drop back down colder again quickly later in the day tomorrow.


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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: +3℃, no snowfall, cloudy. Moiwa800m: +1℃, 1.4m/s, fog. Annupuri 1150m: -1℃, no snowfall, bad visibility. Hirafu peak: -1℃, light breeze, fog. Benkei cape: NW10m/s, Kamui cape SW4m/s, 1021hPa, 1.1m waves.

Warm airmass is flowing in and glide avalanche hazard is rising in all elevation. Creeks are swelling and snow-bridges are prone to collapse. Falling into creeks can be extremely dangerous as it would be almost impossible to come out of it. Valley bottom are where the creeks flow and also where avalanches run through. Better stay away from there. All gates are expected to open as the weather ameliorates. Please follow the patrol’s instructions.

This information is released in hope to prevent accidents in the out of bounds areas. If everybody is aware of the risks involved, most accidents can be avoided. Regretting after the accident is too late. Always be vigilant and do not underestimate the risks. Large glide avalanches are likely to happen from slopes with large snowdrift deposit at 1000m. Better stay away from avalanche path and valley bottoms. The mountain is rapidly shifting to Spring. Have a nice day.


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Wednesday 14th 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: 500cm
- Base: 210cm

Niseko Annupuri

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 440cm
- Base: 220cm

Niseko Village

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 430cm
- Base: 220cm

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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 7:50am on Wednesday 14th March 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas should be open

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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 14th March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
14th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
12th March 5cm 0cm 24cm
11th March 0cm 2cm 12cm
10th March 1cm 13cm 12cm
9th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 26cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 55cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 65cm 95cm
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 41cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1239cm 688cm 992cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
41cm
[1239cm]
- -
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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