Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:19am on Wednesday 6th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
3-11m/s (Hirafu)
Not so good
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Wednesday 6th March 2013, 10:19am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 55cm
Last 14 reports (total): 137cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 50cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 1345cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:19am on Wednesday 6th March 2013
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

I had fun out there yesterday and was a bit surprised to find some fairly deep untouched snow out in places. Was good.

No fresh cm of snow to report to you this morning from Hirafu, though it has been snowing and a thin layer of snow on the car outside now. Visibility not as good this morning on mountain. It's quite a mild morning but temperatures remaining around the zero level at the moment.

Poor visibility and conditions have the top lifts at Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village not moving early on, and it seems the Niseko Gondola has been operating at reduced speed. The King Number 4 only opened up a short while ago after a late start because of wind.

Similar conditions are forecast for tomorrow.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 480cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 400cm
Bottom - 250cm

Niseko Village
Top - 460cm
Bottom - 240cm

Avalanche Information:

Niseko base 6am: -2C, no new snowfall, snow surface has melted and refrozen. Moiwa 800m: no new snowfall, -3C. Annupuri peak: -6.3C. Coastal data: wind SW4m/s, 0.4m waves, pressure 1006hPa. At 1000m the wind is expected to be SW15m/s by 12pm. Currently Annupuri snow depth is 400cm at 1000m elevation.

The temperature has risen then cooled off again with the passing of low pressure system, which has caused the surface of the snow to melt and refreeze again. Below 800m a 2cm thick crust has formed. Today's layer will become a significant layer in the future snowpack regardless of altitude. General avalanche risk is low, however on SE faces around 1000m, below the ridge line, the March 1st layer (pre low pressure snowfall) persists as a potential weak layer. Also beware massive cornice chunks breaking off.

The snow conditions are not good today. Below 800m the groomed runs are hard, in the trees is difficult to remain in control, be careful. Peak gates opening times yet to be determined. Please respect ski patrols decisions. The weather can change quickly. The snow surface is hard to see, beware cracks. Dont duck ropes to leave the resort.

Archive report: Posted at 10:19am on Wednesday 6th 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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