Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 27th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy and grey
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Pesky southerly winds
visibility condition
Fair
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Friday 27th March 2020, 8:31am
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Thursday 26th March 2020, 7:53am 0cm
Wednesday 25th March 2020, 8:10am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 59cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 718cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 27th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Morning from Niseko.

Cloudy this morning and it looks like top lifts are on hold once again presumably due to wind. (Annupuri top lift unconfirmed as of 8:30am).

It's going to be a warm one. Temperatures in Kutchan town to rise to around 10C today.

It seems particularly quiet right now....

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Ski resort news stuff:

The lifts at HANAZONO area will be open until this coming Sunday (29th March).

It will be interesting to see how the remainder of the season shapes up. Remember, the other three parts of Niseko United originally have 6th May as their planned closing date.

I will keep a beady eye on the situation and keep you updated. (Actually, that'll be two beady eyes - they operate as a team).

Oops, I forgot to mention. We are now into 'Spring Season' lift ticket price territory.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base 5am: calm, +3.5℃. Moiwa800m: SW 224°1.3m/s, +2.4℃. Annupuri1100m: W2 265°4.4m/s, -0.1℃. Yu no sawa1000m: WSW 259°4.8m/s, +0.3℃. Village900m: SW 223°2.9m/s, +0.6℃. Hirafu1000m: +0.9℃. Hanazono720m: NNW 338°, +2.3℃. Sea of Japan Benkei cape: S5m/s, Kamui cape: ENE2m/s, 1015hPa, 0.7m waves. Annupuri 1000m snow depth 190cm

Warm air if flowing in as a new low pressure system is approaching from the Sea of Japan. Rain is forecasted to fall in the afternoon. Thaw will speed up and creeks will swell. Small size glide avalanches are expected to occur in gullies sidewalls and under cornices during the day. Large scale glide avalanches will also likely occur in 1000-1500m leeward slopes with heavy snowdrift deposit from this evening to tomorrow morning. There is no new snowfall and fog is present above 800m elevation. The mountain is in pretty bad condition. Gates opening are undecided. Please respect the patrol’s decisions. Cold air will come in as the low pressure system passes. Low light today and it’s difficult to see the surface. Please ride carefully. The mountain is quickly shifting into spring.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Friday 27th March 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 310cm
- Base: 80cm

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: 195cm
- Base: 95cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 80cm

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: 180cm
- Base: 90cm

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

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Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Friday 27th March 2020
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts affected by wind again at the start of the day

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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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*as of Friday 27th March 2020
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25th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
24th March 2cm 18cm 0cm
23rd March 1cm 4cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 25cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 20cm 38cm 8cm
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
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
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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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