Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 27th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 27th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow in places but not just now over my head
wind condition
Moderate WNW
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Wednesday 27th March 2019, 8:34am
2cm
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 8:34am 0cm
Monday 25th March 2019, 8:16am 1cm
Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:26am 18cm
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:31am 4cm
Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:28am 0cm
Thursday 21st March 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 40cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 940cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 27th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

There is a bit more fresh snow to report to you this morning from base and light snow might be what we get at times during the day today.

It is keeping rather windy at the moment and this morning all of the top lifts as well as the Annupuri Gondola on hold.

Quite cold as well with temperatures not likely to rise much into positive numbers during the day.

There are now just 12 more days left for the Niseko Hanazono (good on you for extending) and Niseko Village areas.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Mountain base 6am: -1℃, slight snowfall. Moiwa 800m: -4℃, NNW8.74m/s, cornice and snowdrifts developments. Annupuri1100m: -8.3℃, WNW8.1m/s, 250cm snow depth. Hirafu peak: -7℃, strong westerly wind developing snowdrifts. Hirafu1000m: -8.3℃, W6m/s, Kutchan weather station: 0.3℃, WNW7.1m/s, 86cm snow depth. Benkei cape: NNW17m/s, Kamui cape: NW11m/s, 1006hPa, 2.5m waves.

The atmospheric pressure gradient is steep and a strong westerly wind is blowing above 800m elevation, making snowdrifts and cornices develop quickly. Although not thick, those snowdrifts are very unstable and the avalanche risk will remain high in leeward steep slopes and knoll terrain during the morning, even after the wind calms down. Wide avalanches triggered by riding stimulation of crusty snowdrifts are also to be expected in 1000m valley sidewalls and cornice slopes. 10cm thick slides can run very fast and cannot be overrun. It is strongly recommended to avoid those kind of slopes until the wind calms down.

Thaw will progress in lower elevation, beware of falling snow-bridges. 10cm of fresh snow has blanketed the tree-runs. Gates opening is undetermined, please respect the ski patrol’s instructions. The artificial avalanche experimentation operated by Nagoya University and NIED has finished successfully. Debris and cracks are present in Mikaeri bowl, although the Moiwa gate 6 is closed, please use caution when touring in this area. We would like to thank the cooperation of Moiwa resort and their cat operators.

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 27th 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: 100cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Top lifts affected by wind
- Ace Number 1 pair, King Number 4 and Ace Number 4 pair lift closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 233cm
- Base: 145cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Top lift affected by wind
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

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

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 265cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Jumbo Number 2, 3 and 4 pair lifts closed
- Plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 270cm
- Base: 100cm

Ski lifts operation news:
- Community Chair and Wonderlandlifts closed
- Plans to be open until Sunday 7th April

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 27th March 2019
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts affected by wind at the start of the day

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Wednesday 27th March 2019
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 27th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 1cm 0cm 1cm
24th March 18cm 0cm 1cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 2cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 6cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 8cm 10cm
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 40cm 49cm 83cm
April observed snowfall total - 13cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 940cm 1260cm 688cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th March 2019
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 - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
40cm
[940cm]
-
[940cm]
-
[940cm]
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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