Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 25th March 2015

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 25th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, snow, wind
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
5-13m/s (Hirafu)
Limited
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This report
Wednesday 25th March 2015, 8:31am
20cm
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 7:40am 6cm
Monday 23rd March 2015, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 8:15am 1cm
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 20th March 2015, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 139cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1141cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 25th March 2015
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Wind messed around with us yesterday, be off with it!, and afraid it may might again today.

OK bad news out of the way.

You want the good news?

There's lots of fresh snow. Might not be able to get up to it using the wind-affected lifts again, but it's there for sure.

Once they do open though it should be some excellent late March conditions waiting to be ridden.

No more snow is likely to be falling after today through into early next weekb at least so we want as much as possible.

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Resort specific news as of 8:30am - subject to change during the day

Niseko Grand Hirafu:
Top lifts on hol due to wind.

Niseko Hanazono:
Set to open as planned this morning.

Niseko Village:
Niseko Gondola and Wonderland Chair on hold due to wind.

Niseko Annupuri:
Annupuri Gondola and top Jumbo 4 lifts on hold due to wind.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Niseko base 6am: -2C, 20cm of humid snowfall in the last 12 hours. Moiwa data n/a. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 345cm. Hirafu1000m -7C, heavy wind. Peak data: N23.3m/s, -7.3C. Coastal data: Benkei cape ENE11m/s, Kamui cape ENE5m/s, 1019hPa, 3.3m.

Isobars are close together, generating heavy wind above 800m. Snowdrifts are developing in leeward slopes and gullies. Looking at the snowfall and various other data, the avalanche risk is high today, especially in alpine steep slopes. Peak gates will be closed. Do not duck ropes to step out of bounds. Wind and snow will clam down soon, but the hazards will remain high for a while. Most avalanche accidents are caused by snowdrift slabs sliding during or just after storms. Remember this term as a common sense and most accidents can be avoided. Climax (ground) avalanche risk from 1100m area is also rising. Stay away from valley bottoms. The snow along the course and in the trees is in good shape. Beware of hidden cracks and holes and they might have been covered and hard to notice from above. Have a nice day.

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Official resort snow depths:

Grand Hirafu / Hanazono:
Top - 440cm
Base - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 330cm
Base - 160cm

Niseko Annupuri:
Top - 340cm
Base - 160cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Wednesday 25th March 2015
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 25th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
25th March 20cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
23rd March 0cm 1cm 1cm
22nd March 1cm 1cm 15cm
21st March 0cm 1cm 15cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 5cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 16cm 51cm
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 139cm 113cm 164cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 32cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 2cm
Season observed snowfall total 1141cm 1163cm 1493cm
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30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
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[1141cm]
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[1141cm]
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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