Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Monday 29th March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 29th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog (but some blue sky in some places)
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain due
wind condition
Pesky winds higher up
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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Monday 29th March 2021, 8:33am
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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
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 79cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1201cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 29th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Things got murkier later in the day yesterday and this morning is murkier still. It's not a great morning weather wise. Visibility is varied but very poor in places due to a thick fog and top lifts are all on hold. I think they are on strike in protest at rubbish weather.

There is actually some blue sky in places away from our mountain. But is that some rain on the forecast too. High temps creeping up beyond 10C.

It really is a weird mix of stuff going on this morning.

Hmmm. I recommend some good coffee and even better toast*. And as the report below also suggests, an onsen would be good too.

Tomorrow should be much brighter.

The Niseko Hanazono section of the mountain is now closed for the season.

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* I recommend those every day. Not just today.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

6:25am Benkei cape: S4m/s, Kamui cape: SSW11m/s, 1000hPa, 0.9m waves. Hanazono 1000m: 4.5℃, S16m/s. Hanazono 720m: 6.3℃, S4.8m/s. Moiwa 800m: 6.1℃, SSW6.4m./s. Annupuri 1100m: 4.0℃, WSW9.7m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: 3.9℃, SW13.3m/s. Mizuno no Sawa top: 5.1℃, SSW6.4m/s. Kutchan Town: 7.9℃, SW2.7m/s, no snowfall, 108cm snow depth. Moiwa base: 6.0℃, no snowfall, thick fog bad visibility.

The wind is calm at base level, but a strong southerly wind is blowing above 1000m elevation in the eastern side of the mountain range. A thick fog is present due to the temperature difference between the snow surface and the air. The temperature remains above freezing level up to 1500m elevation. The wind is forecasted to calm down around 10am, but the visibility will remain bad during the morning. Goggles will get wet from the fog, better bring something to wipe with. Thaw will continue today. Beware of falling into swelling creeks. Make reasonable decisions and turns today. Probably a good day to call it early and chill at the onsen ♨︎

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Planned ski area operations: Monday 29th 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: 160cm (-10cm)

Ski lifts:
- Planned: 5 lifts today - Ace Family Quad, Ace Quad Center 4, Hirafu Gondola, King Quad 3, King 4

Open until (planned):
- Wednesday 5th May

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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

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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: 298cm (-5cm)
- Base: 154cm (-14cm)

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]

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The Niseko HANAZONO ski area is now closed for the season

Night skiing has now finished for the season

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 29th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Top lifts on hold at start of the day

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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  2020/2021
*as of Monday 29th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
29th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 2cm 3cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 17cm 37cm
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
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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]
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