Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 20th March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Monday 20th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lovely blue skies
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
0 - W 7m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 20th March 2017, 8:03am
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Saturday 18th March 2017, 8:09am 0cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 16th March 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 65cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 670cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Monday 20th March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And it's another fine morning here. Clear blue skies and sunshine.

Rather lovely actually.

And as lovely as it is, we'd all really like a bit more fresh snow wouldn't we? And actually it's looking like it will be getting colder tomorrow and there's a chance of snowfall too tomorrow and beyond then as well (especially higher up). So we might get lucky!

In the meantime, it is another fine day to be outside and enjoy the spring slopes.

Last nighta of the season tonight - rasuto-chansu!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base : -3°, no new snow, sunny. Moiwa 800m: -3.8°, W7m/s, no new snow, sunny. Annupuri 1150m: -5°, N8m/s, no new snow, sunny. Hirafu 1250m: -7°, W7m/s, no new snow, sunny. Coastal data: Kamui Cape: S4m/s, 1020hPa, wave 0.5m.

The high pressure continues with sunny weather today. Below 800m the surface is changing to spring corn snow and even more snow will melt. From observation general avalanche risk is low. All gates are expected to be open.

This last week of sunny weather will end today. Tomorrow a low pressure system will move in and snow is expected. If the snow is accompanied by wind, conditions will return mid winter. Snow drifts will form on leeward slopes and could easily avalanche exactly the same way they can in winter. Be careful of a sudden change in weather.

In south facing gullies, including Mizuno no sawa, the risk of full depth avalanches is high. Do not enter these areas. The snow will be hard in the morning but soften up during the day. Be careful of sun burn and sun blindness. 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
All resort areas appear to be opening as normal this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Monday 20th March 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 320cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village
Top - 300cm
Base - 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 295cm
Base - 140cm

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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.

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Monday 20th March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All should be open as normal this morning

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*as of Monday 20th March 2017
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19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 20cm
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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 65cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 670cm 992cm 1144cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 20th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
65cm
[670cm]
-
[670cm]
-
[670cm]
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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