Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Tuesday 5th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
1-2m/s (Hirafu)
Decent
This report
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 8:56am
10cm
Monday 4th March 2013, 8:53am 10cm
Sunday 3rd March 2013, 9:24am 15cm
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 9:39am 10cm
Friday 1st March 2013, 8:56am 5cm
Thursday 28th February 2013, 8:53am 5cm
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 8:47am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 157cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 50cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1345cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Tuesday 5th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Well, can't say I was totally expecting this but we can again add another 10cm or so of fresh snow this morning in Hirafu village area and a temperature of -3C at the moment. There'll be more snow on them there mountains, so perhaps some nice deep places to be hunted down.

Resorts are reporting lower base temperatures of around -3 degrees and upper mountain areas at around -9 degrees as of 8am this morning. Cloudy with light snow showers early on.

What's more, there is hardly any wind at all this morning. Yes, it's all calm here. Niseko Annupuri are even reporting wind speeds mountain-wide of 0m/s! The top lifts should be getting a good work out today and peak gates are scheduled to be open as of 10am.

The forecast seems to be promising more goodies for us than it seemed to be yesterday which is encouraging. Though we can expect tomorrow and Thursday to be milder before temperatures drop once again around Friday. Winter doesn't seem to want to make way for full on spring just quite yet. And you'll hear no complaints from most people here, I'm sure.

Take care and have fun.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 495cm
Bottom - 260cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 460cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -5C, calm, 10cm of new snow. Annupuri peak: -11.6C. Coastal data: wind N3m/s, 0.7m waves, pressure 1014hPa. At 1500m the wind is expected to be W10m/s by 12pm. Currently Annupuri snow depth is 400cm at 1000m elevation.

There has been no significant snowdrift development overnight and the overall avalanche risk is low. Peak gates are expected to open at 10am. Please listen to the ski patrol's advice before leaving the ski area. Outside the gates is outside the ski area.

Generally the snowpack is stable, however there is still a possibility of slabs fracturing in some areas. Please use caution on cornice slopes, knolls and open steep slopes. Ski down one by one and avoid riding in the valley bottom. The new snow is fantastic powder and easy to ski. Please be careful going fast and hitting a tree or falling into cracks.

Have a safe day.

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Tuesday 5th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas now open for the season. Further details in report.

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January observed snowfall total 443cm - -
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