Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 24th March 2020

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Tuesday 24th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Tuesday 24th March 2020, 8:05am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 59cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 718cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Tuesday 24th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

A few cm of snow on the ground this morning and it feels colder.

The sun is out now and we are expecting warmer conditions over the next few days.

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I would like to apologise in advance for perhaps being less wordy and chatty than normal at the moment.

As much as some things don't feel too far from 'normal' here, it currently does seem like Japan is in a different place than lots of other countries at the moment. But, of course, a lot of people are going through some really extraordinary situations right now.

I just want to say that my thoughts are with everyone. Please take care and stay strong.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6am: -3°, 3cm new snow. Moiwa 800m:NNE 36deg 4.4m/s, -5.1°. Annupuri 1100m: NNW 340deg 4.8m/s, -8.3°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: NNE 40deg, 4.4m/s, -7.9°. Niseko Village 900m: N 1deg 3.9m/s, -6.9°. Hirafu 1000m : -7.8°. Hanazono 720m:NNW 347deg 3.3m/s, -5.1°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NE 4m/s. Kamui Cape: calm, 1014hPa, wave 0.8m.

From the last 24hr snowfall, there has been 15cm to 30cm of snowdrift development on steep leeward slopes above 800m, above 1200m the development has been rapid, snowdrifts on open steep slopes may fracture from rider stimulation on March 22-23 layer causing a surface avalanche up to 40cm in depth. The low temperature is making the snow good but will take a will to stabilize above 1200m. Do not accidentally stimulate knolls, cornice slopes or other steep slopes. Watch out for cracks.

Gates 2 and 3 are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice and prepare before leaving the ski resort. It is strongly recommended that you wear a helmet and carry a beacon. Always avoid going into the bottoms of the valleys, this is large scale avalanches will run. Beware of sudden weather changes. The wind increases as the isobar move closer together. The mountain base is in spring but the upper mountain is still winter. Have a good day.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Tuesday 24th 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: 210cm
- Base: 105cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 90cm

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 8:05am on Tuesday 24th March 2020
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas of the mountain are open

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  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 24th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
24th March 2cm 18cm 0cm
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
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Previous 14 days total 31cm 37cm 13cm
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 59cm 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 718cm 951cm 1260cm
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  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]
59cm
[718cm]
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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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