Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 28th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Moderate NW
visibility condition
Very good
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Saturday 28th March 2020, 8:30am
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Friday 27th March 2020, 8:31am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 59cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 718cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 28th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

I have had my toast and a bit of a walk outside. The sun is out and it is indeed a lovely morning.

(Just be careful not to watch the news... I recommend music. And an extra piece of toast.)

Unfortunately it appears that wind is going to be an issue again at the start of the day to some degree: as of 8:30am, the Annupuri Gondola and Jumbo 4 lift are on hold.

Tomorrow will be the last day of the season for the Hanazono lifts.

Hopefully it will be calmer and we can have a full day of fine spring weather.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 6am: +1°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m:NNW 327deg 13.1m/s, -2.9°. Annupuri 1100m: WNW 286deg 5.2m/s, -6.1°. Yu no Sawa 1000m: NE 41deg, 2.1m/s, -5.6°. Niseko Village 900m: NW 317deg 1.8m/s, -4.7°. Hirafu 1000m : -5.8°. Hanazono 720m:N 1deg 4.5m/s, -3.1°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: NW 12m/s. Kamui Cape: NW 8m/s, 1012hPa, wave 2.6m. Annupuri 1000m: snow depth 190cm.

There is a strong wind blowing on the ridges and the west side of the Niseko Range, however not much snow is getting moved around and there is little snow drift or cornice development. Wind on the east (Hirafu) side below 800m is more moderate. Until the pressure gradient mellows later today expect strong winds above 1000m. Peak gates 2 and 3 will be closed. Please listen to the patrols advice. The lower mountain is into spring conditions, however higher up cold air is flowing in making winter conditions again. Please be prepared if you are going into the mountains.

From 30th March gates 4,5 and 9 will be close due to Hanazono resort lift operation finishing. Gates 2 and 3 will continue to be open, but if you go down Higashi One/ Hanazono side there will be no lifts to get back. Be careful. The Avalanche Report is expecting to finish this winter at the end of March. As we get into April the risk of full depth avalanches in Osawa and Kozan no Sawa greatly increases. Try to avoid them by staying out of the valley bottoms. Have a good day.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Saturday 28th March 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 70cm

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: 185cm
- Base: 85cm

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 8:30am on Saturday 28th March 2020
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Saturday 28th March 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th March 2020
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 Saturday 28th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
28th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
24th March 2cm 18cm 0cm
23rd March 1cm 4cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 28cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 40cm 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
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th 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]
59cm
[718cm]
- -
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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