Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:09am on Sunday 29th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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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 8:09am on Sunday 29th March 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning to you all.

And as you can see from the images today (below), it's a clear blue sky kind of morning.

All lifts should be running as planned this morning.

Today is the last day of the season for the HANAZONO area of the mountain.

More lower lifts will remain open for a week beyond that... and then upper areas plan to be open until 6th May. I'll keep you updated.

Good to hear that so many of you are still reading the reports at this stage of the season and in the world we live in. Some of you are just curious as to when I will run out of words, aren't you? ;)

I'll take that as a challenge. Let's challenge!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base 5am: -5°, no new snow. Moiwa 800m:NNE 2.9m/s, -5.1°. Annupuri 1100m: NNW 2.6m/s. Yu no Sawa 1000m: N 2.7m/s, -6.2°. Niseko Village 900m: N 2.2m/s, -7.4°. Hirafu 1000m : -8.5°. Hanazono 720m:NW 5.9m/s, -2.9°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: N 6m/s. Kamui Cape: WNW 3m/s, 1022hPa, wave 1.6m.

Sunny weather under a high pressure system, cold air is flowing in from the Okhotsk Sea and the mountain is frozen from the top to the bottom. There is no new snow or cornice/snowdrift development. From observation the general avalanche risk is low. Gates are expected to be open. Please listen to the patrols advice before heading out of the resort. Small block type avalanches will easily occur on steep south facing slopes and creek sidewalls. The risk of a large scale full depth avalanche is continuing to increase in Kozan no sawa, Osawa and on Higashi One cornice slopes. Do not hang around in the valley bottoms, these types of avalanches bring death and destruction.

Helmets and beacons are strongly recommended. Snow is hard this morning, be careful taking a fall. Enjoy the spring weather.

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Planned ski resort operation information: Sunday 29th 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: 84cm

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 8:09am on Sunday 29th March 2020
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Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

See above. Today is the last day of the season for the HANAZONO area.

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Sunday 29th 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 Sunday 29th 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 Sunday 29th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
29th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 3cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 37cm 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 Sunday 29th 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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