Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 23rd March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair/varied
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This report
Monday 23rd March 2020, 8:30am
1cm
Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 21st March 2020, 8:32am 4cm
Friday 20th March 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2020, 8:25am 0cm
Wednesday 18th March 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2020, 8:30am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 57cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 716cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 23rd March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

There has been a bit of a dusting of snow overnight (I can just about justify recording 1cm) and it is a mostly cloudy morning. Actually, it was brighter when I started putting this report together a while back, but as I am about to post it at 8:30am it has gone rather dark...

From this morning a few lifts are taking a rest after their long season - see the information below for those details. The mountain is still covered by the remaining lift operations though.

Night operations across the mountain have now finished for the season so the last lifts now close for the day at 4:30pm.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6am: -1°, trace snow, light winds, cloudy. Moiwa 800m:NW 316deg 2.8m/s, -3.0°, trace new snow, no snowdrift development. Annupuri 1100m: W 267deg 3.0m/s, -6.1°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: SSW 215deg, 0.8m/s, -5.6°. Niseko Village 900m: WSW 256deg 1.0m/s, -4.5°. Hirafu 1000m : -5.2°. Hanazono 720m:ENE 70deg , -3.1°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW 11m/s. Kamui Cape: WSW 2m/s, 1008hPa, wave 0.7m.

A weak winter type weather pattern is bringing cold air into the area and strong westerly wind at higher levels. Above 700m there is 3cm of new snow on top of a crust, leeward slopes have a bit more build up. From observation and tests the general avalanche risk is low. Gates are expected to be open after preparations are made. Avoid getting taken out by a full depth avalanche by staying out of the valley bottoms. They are coming down from the sidewalls and cornice slopes around 1000m. The risk of full depth avalanches is less this year due to the below average snowfall, however we can never fully predict nature. Best to always be cautious.

Although there isn't lots of snow, there is no one around so the riding is good. As the temperature rises new snow below 700m will turn into “stop” snow. Morning will be the best time to ride in the trees. But be careful running into a one. Moiwa peak lift will be closed from today, therefore Mikaeri Avalanche Study will also conclude for the season. Thanks to Moiwa Ski Resort and groomer operators for your help. Have a good day.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Monday 23rd March 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 320cm
- Base: 85cm

The following lifts are closed:
- Ace Number 1 pair
- Ace Number 3 pair
- Ace Number 4 pair
- King Number 2 quad

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 205cm
- Base: 105cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 95cm

The following lifts are closed:
- Jumbo Number 2 pair
- Jumbo Number 3 pair

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 100cm

The following lifts are closed:
- Upper Village Gondola
- Village Express
- Morino Chair
- Country Road Chair

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Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 23rd March 2020
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas of Niseko United remain open - some lifts now closed for the season. See above.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Monday 23rd 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 Monday 23rd March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd March 1cm 4cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 4cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 10cm 6cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 10cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 19cm 14cm
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 57cm 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 716cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
57cm
[716cm]
- -
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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