Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 19th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:47am on Tuesday 19th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Lots of cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Varied
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Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7:47am
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Monday 18th March 2019, 8:25am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2019, 8:25am 6cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 8:28am 1cm
Friday 15th March 2019, 8:30am 5cm
Thursday 14th March 2019, 8:34am 1cm
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 8:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 15cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 915cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:47am on Tuesday 19th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Some wind affected a few lifts yesterday. Hopefully we'll be all go this morning, but I need to get the report posted early today so can't do a final check as usual as they start moving.

And this morning there is a lot of cloud around and actually Annupuri and Village are reporting fog on upper areas. Perhaps it will clear up but one thing is for sure and that is that it will be warm today. The local forecast for nearby Kutchan town shows temps rising to around 10C today. Tomorrow will also be warm but with a higher chance of sun.

We are still due colder temperatures once again from Friday and right now it looks like they'll take quite a dip and we might even get some more snow. Wouldn't that be good!

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About the Country Rod Chair lift at Niseko Village

OK so I have done some information finding regarding the Country Road Chair lift at Niseko Village. I recall doing this last year but couldn't remember the details and thought it would be good to get the latest. So the official word is that the Country Road lift opens 'sometimes' in the spring season. It was open last weekend but not yesterday and will not be open today. Perhaps we will see more of it in the last chunk of the season, but there are no fixed operating dates as such. From the conversation I had, it sounds like they might open it on weekends and on busy days - especially as the lower slopes start to close (which isn't yet).

So there you have it, sort of!

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

There is no report today.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 330cm
- Base: 120cm

Ski lifts operating:

- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- Ace Number 1 pair, King Number 2 quad and Ace Number 4 pair lift rested
- The Ace Family quad (until 8:30pm), Ace Center 4 quad (8:20pm), Hirafu Gondola (until 8:10pm) and Holiday Number 1 pair (until 8:30pm) lifts are normally open during the evening

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 245cm
- Base: 165cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Hanazono lifts are normally currently open until 4:20pm

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- The Jumbo 1 lift is normally open until 8:30pm during the evening

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 290cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operating:
- All lifts opening as normal at the start of the day
- Country Road Chair lift rested
- The Upper Village Gondola, Village Express and Banzai Chair lifts are normally open until 8:00pm during the evening

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Night time operations are available in the Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri resort areas. Until Wednesday 20th March 2019.
There is no nighta at the Niseko HANAZONO resort area.

Archive report: Posted at 7:47am on Tuesday 19th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Hopefully all areas will be open

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*as of Tuesday 19th March 2019
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Season
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 6cm 5cm 0cm
16th March 1cm 3cm 0cm
15th March 5cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
13th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 26cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 84cm 188cm 110cm
December observed snowfall total 333cm 406cm 181cm
January observed snowfall total 285cm 305cm 152cm
February observed snowfall total 198cm 299cm 160cm
March observed snowfall total 15cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 915cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
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84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
15cm
[915cm]
-
[915cm]
-
[915cm]
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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