Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Tuesday 29th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
5m/s (Hirafu)
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 29th March 2016, 8:36am
0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 8:35am 1cm
Friday 25th March 2016, 8:31am 4cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 7:41am 1cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:32am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 109cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Tuesday 29th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

And as expected it is a lovely morning. Lots of blue sky, the sun is shining brightly and it feels nice and calm.

No new snow to report and quite mild conditions up top and at the base too and it should be getting on for being 'warm' today... up to around 8 or 9 degrees perhaps.

Slightly lower tomorrow perhaps with the chance of rain but beyond that we should be seeing more fine conditions at the end of the week.

A big 'otsukaresama' to the good folk putting together the Niseko Avalanche Reports every day... the last one for the season is posted below. I know what it is like posting reports every single day, and mine continue for another 5 weeks or so!

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Resort specific lift opening news at time of posting (subject to change during the day):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
All resort areas appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

Niseko base 6am: -2℃, no snowfall, bluebird. Moiwa 838m: -0.3℃, N1.3m/s. Annupuri 1000m snowpack 310cm. Hirafu peak ridge -1℃, light wind and good visibility. Benkei cape: S3m/s, Kamui cape: WSW7m/s, 1021hPa, 0.7m waves.

Clear skies and no snowfall under the high-pressure system. The temperature is lower at the base today. New cracks formations and full depth avalanches are more likely to occur as thaw speeds up during the day. Rare avalanches from 1000m elevation sweeps the whole valley for a long distance and are extremely dangerous. Better stay away from its path, which is the bottom of the valleys.

Snow will remain for another while; we strongly hope there are no accidents until the end of the season.

This avalanche report has now finished for this season.
Special thanks to all ski patrol, lift and Cat operators.
Good snow is where you find it, there’s still plenty out there.
Have a nice end of the season.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 29th March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 345cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 120cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 350cm
Base - 120cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Thursday 5th May. King Number 1 lift currently rested.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open until Sunday 3rd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April, and then from 29th April until 5th May. Morino Chair currently rested.
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May.

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Night time floodlit skiing ('nighta') has now finished for the season.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Tuesday 29th March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as planned this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 29th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 4cm 20cm 0cm
24th March 1cm 6cm 0cm
23rd March 4cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 26cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 27cm 9cm
November observed snowfall total 61cm 30cm 123cm
December observed snowfall total 244cm 519cm 275cm
January observed snowfall total 303cm 257cm 461cm
February observed snowfall total 266cm 196cm 178cm
March observed snowfall total 109cm 139cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 986cm 1144cm 1163cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
-
[986cm]
-
[986cm]
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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