Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 17th March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:05am on Tuesday 17th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
S 2-8m/s (Hirafu)
Limited in places
This report
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 10:05am
0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 8:25am 0cm
Sunday 15th March 2015, 8:27am 0cm
Saturday 14th March 2015, 8:32am 20cm
Friday 13th March 2015, 8:30am 25cm
Thursday 12th March 2015, 8:15am 30cm
Wednesday 11th March 2015, 8:32am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 106cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 112cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1114cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Tuesday 17th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

After what ended up being a fine day yesterday this morning starts off with lots of cloud over the mountain.

It's going to be a particularly warm day today - up to around +7 degrees around base perhaps? - and there's a southerly wind messing about with top lifts again I'm afraid.

Tomorrow should be more sunny. A chance of some precipitation overnight but forecasts argue over whether it will be rain or snow, perhaps a bit of both on lowe and upper areas. We'll see.

Generally milder conditions are forecast to continue through until the end of the week.

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Resort specific news as of 10:00am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Top Ace 4 and King 4 lifts on hold.

Niseko Hanazono:
Top Hanazono 3 lift operating at reduced speed.

Niseko Village:
Top Wonderland lift on hold.

Niseko Annupuri:
Top Jumbo 4 lift on hold.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: +2C, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: no data. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 340cm. Hirafu 1000m: SW10m/s, -2C, strong wind and poor visibility. Peak data n/a. Benkei cape SSW4m/s, Kamui cape SSW17m/s, 1013hPa, 1.2m waves.

A small low-pressure system is passing across the Mamiya strait, and a strong southerly wind is blowing temporarily and warm air is flowing in. Snow will melt and climax (ground) avalanche hazard will rise in cliff & steep slopes around 500m. Many holes are hidden under new snow in the valley bottoms. The creeks underneath are swollen and can easily drown people. Beware!! Massive climax avalanche hazard is rising in 1100m area. Keep some height from the bottom of the valley when traversing out. All gates are expected to open. The Niseko Rules are here to protect the freedom to ride out of bounds, and mutual trust between the users and the resort is key. However the rising number of thoughtless people and/or people disregarding the Rules are endangering the situation. The Niseko Rules have been implemented based on past bitter experiences, we strongly demand all people to understand and respect them.

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Official resort snow depths:


Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 480cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 320cm
Base - 180cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 420cm
Base - 220cm

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Night skiing will continue until Sunday 22nd March.
Lifts open for night skiing:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Ace Family Pair lift, Ace Number 2 Center Four lift, Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Number 1 Pair lift

Niseko Hanazono Resort
No night skiing at the Hanazono area

Niseko Village
Community Chair and Banzai Chair

Niseko Annupuri
Jumbo Number 1 Quad

Floodlit night operations are due to continue until Sunday 22nd March.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 10:05am on Tuesday 17th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind affecting top lifts this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 17th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th March 0cm 1cm 2cm
16th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 2cm 10cm
14th March 20cm 0cm 2cm
13th March 25cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 30cm 5cm 2cm
11th March 10cm 5cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 16cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 106cm 98cm 78cm
November observed snowfall total 30cm 123cm 118cm
December observed snowfall total 519cm 275cm 418cm
January observed snowfall total 257cm 461cm 443cm
February observed snowfall total 196cm 178cm 316cm
March observed snowfall total 112cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1114cm 1163cm 1493cm
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
112cm
[1114cm]
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[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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