Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th March 2020

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow in places
wind condition
Varied
visibility condition
Fair, but apparently limited higher up
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This report
Sunday 8th March 2020, 8:30am
4cm
Saturday 7th March 2020, 8:07am 0cm
Friday 6th March 2020, 8:35am 9cm
Thursday 5th March 2020, 8:30am 5cm
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 8:35am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 8:20am 6cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 28cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 687cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I have ever so slightly over 4cm of fresh snowfall to report to you this morning. Hurray!

Hopefully that translates into a bit more higher up on the slopes to play in this morning.

Some of that really light snow falling as I have been writing this report but not enough for me to feel comfortable awarding a 'light snow' icon this morning.

All lifts should be moving as planned this morning.

Japan is going to really get into full-on 'spring-mode' tomorrow and Tuesday with some very mild conditions lined up, but the good news is that it will be cooling down again beyond that with the chance of some more snow. Though I wouldn't be holding out for big numbers!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Moiwa Base: -1°, 5cm new snow, calm. Moiwa 800m: SE 140deg 2.2m/s, -2.8°, cloudy. Annupuri 1100m: SE 153deg 2.4m/s, -5.2°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: SW 229deg 2.7m/s, -4.8°. Niseko Village 900m: SSE 167deg 3.1m/s, -4.2°. Hirafu 1000m :S 188deg 6.3m/s, -4.9°. Hanazono 720m: SSW 196deg 6.1m/s, -2.9°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: S 8m/s. Kamui Cape SSW 13m/s, 1020hPa, wave 0.8m.

We are currently under a high pressure system and the weather is calm. Light snow is falling above 700m and visibility is poor. A strong south west wind is blowing at higher levels. There is no obvious avalanche risk and all gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before leaving the ski resort through the gates. Don't forget your obento. Expect the temperatures to rise during the day and the snow to get heavy. The snow should be good on and off-piste in the morning though. Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Sunday 8th March 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 320cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 222cm
- Base: 135cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 185cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 8th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas opening as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 8th March 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 8th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
8th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 11cm
6th March 9cm 0cm 1cm
5th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 6cm 0cm 14cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 9cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 0cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 56cm 6cm 92cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 143cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total 28cm 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 687cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th March 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
28cm
[687cm]
- -
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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