Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th March 2021

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Niseko region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 28th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies with some pretty clouds here and there
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Sunday 28th March 2021, 8:30am
0cm
Saturday 27th March 2021, 8:01am 0cm
Friday 26th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 24th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8:33am 2cm
Monday 22nd March 2021, 8:37am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 79cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1201cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

The sun is out and we have fine blue skies above us this morning. There's some cloud around in places, but it's the kind that compliments the fine weather rather than blocks it.

A beautiful morning and wind is not affecting lifts.

The Avalanche Report below is reporting some snow and does JMA, but the ski areas aren't reporting any and I can't see any cm with my own eyes to put on this report. Curious. Looks like there has perhaps been a dusting on the mountain. With the fine weather this morning I think an investigation is required.

We might get some light rain overnight tonight.

It's going to be a warm few days!

Today is the last chance to ride the Hanazono lifts this season.

-----

Niseko Avalanche Report:

6:25am Benkei cape: S10m/s, Kamui cape: NE4m/s, 1015hPa, 0.7m waves. Hanazono 1000m: -0.9℃, S12.4m/s. Hanazono 720m: 3.4℃, SW12.4m/s. Moiwa 800m: 2.9℃, E2.5m/s. Annupuri 1100m: 0.7℃, SSW3.1m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: 0.7℃, WSW5.7m/s. Mizuno no Sawa top: 1.2℃, SSW6.2m/s. Kutchan town: 3.1℃, S2.2m/s, 3cm new snowfall in last 24hrs, 116cm snow depth. Moiwa base: 2.0℃, light winds, no new snowfall, high clouds, good visibility, refrozen snow.

A southerly wind will pick up during the day due to the large pressure differential between the Pacific high and the Sea of Japan low pressure systems. Peak gates 2 & 3 are expected to be open but be careful of strong winds on higher ridgelines. Snow melt continues with the inflow of warm air. Be careful of block and full depth avalanches from sidewalls in the mountains. Stay out of the valley bottoms if you don't want to get hit by an avalanche. Lift operations finish at Hanazono today so gates 4, 5, & 9 will be closed from tomorrow. Today is the last day to ride Higashi One. Make careful route selection to avoid an accident. The snow is hard in the mornings but by 10am is starting to soften. Be careful falling into cracks and hitting trees. Wear a helmet. Wear a beacon, don't forget to turn it on and check the battery. Have a good day.

-----

Planned ski area operations: Sunday 28th March 2021
The below information is manually checked each morning from official sources.
The numbers in brackets show the change in the official snow depth numbers since the previous report.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 465cm (0cm)
- Base: 170cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 7 lifts today - Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Holiday Pair 1, Hirafu Gondola, King Quad 3, King 4, Swinging Monkey

Open until (planned):
- Wednesday 5th May


-----

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 290cm (+0cm)
- Base: 165cm (-5cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: All 3 lifts

Open until (planned):
- Sunday 28th March

-----

Niseko Annupuri

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 320cm (+0cm)
- Base: 150cm (+0cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 4 lifts today - Jumbo 2 and 3 rested

Open until (planned):
- Wednesday 5th May

-----

Niseko Village

24 hours new snowfall (as reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth (reported by the ski area):
- Peak: 303cm (-12cm)
- Base: 167cm (-11cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 5 lifts today - Niseko Gondola, Village Express, Community, Banzai, Wonderland

Open until (planned):
- Sunday 4th April [may re-open 1st-5th May]

-----

Night skiing has now finished for the 2020-2021 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas should be open today

<
Saturday 27th March 2021
This report
Sunday 28th March 2021
Monday 29th March 2021
>
Photo 1
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Hakuba Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:40am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:26am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:17am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:00am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 7:42am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 7:39am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 11th April 2021, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 11th April 2021, 8:39am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Saturday 10th April 2021, 8:10am
Furano Now 0cm
Friday 9th April 2021, 6:55am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 4th April 2021, 9:04am
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:22am
Minakami Now 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2020, 10:07am
Naeba Now 0cm
Friday 27th November 2020, 7:58am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Nearby accommodation
Lessons in English
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 28th March 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 28th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
24th March 0cm 2cm 18cm
23rd March 2cm 1cm 4cm
22nd March 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 3cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 17cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 62cm 85cm 84cm
December observed snowfall total 348cm 207cm 333cm
January observed snowfall total 387cm 224cm 285cm
February observed snowfall total 325cm 143cm 198cm
March observed snowfall total 79cm 59cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 10cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1201cm 728cm 951cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
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 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
348cm
[410cm]
387cm
[797cm]
325cm
[1122cm]
79cm
[1201cm]
-
[1201cm]
-
[1201cm]
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
143cm
[659cm]
59cm
[718cm]
10cm
[728cm]
-
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Niseko Now reports before Sunday 28th March 2021
Niseko Now reports from the same period last season
Niseko Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Niseko Now by clicking on the month

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002