Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 30th March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Tuesday 30th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Doesn't feel much down here, but stronger higher
visibility condition
Varied
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Friday 26th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 24th March 2021, 8:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
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 Tuesday 30th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

We have more not-clear conditions this morning, but the forecast indicates that the sun should be breaking through during the day today. That would be nice.

As would wind calming to allow top lifts to get going. They're stopped at the start of the day.

When we get to this stage of the season, and expectations of fresh snow have gone, I always feel the sun is most welcome.

Hopefully we'll get a fair amount of it over the next 3 or 4 days.

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Niseko Avalanche Report:

6:25am Benkei cape: SSW3m/s, Kamui cape: SSW18m/s, 1004hPa, 1.4m waves. Hanazono 1000m: -1.2℃, S5.8m/s. Hanazono 720m: 0.6℃, SSE2.6m/s. Moiwa800m: 0.6℃, SSE2.7m/s. Annupuri1100m: -1.5℃, WSW3.6m/s. Yu no Sawa 1100m: -1.2℃, SW5.0m/s. Mizuno no sawa top: -0.6℃, SSW3.3m/s. Kutchan town: 3.9℃, SSW1.6m/s, no snowfall, 100cm snow depth. Moiwa base: 2.0℃, calm, no snow nor rainfall, good visibility up to 750m elevation.

A strong southerly wind is persisting up high. The temperature is below freezing above 1000m elevation. A thick fog lays above 750m elevation. Peak gates will open if the visibility turns better and the chairlifts operate. Rain has infiltrated down to the ground from the opened cracks and the climax avalanche risk is rising. Better stay away from big gullies and valleys until the danger goes away. This information will end on the 31st of March. We strongly hope there will be no accidents until the end of the season.

Course grooming is now being done in the evening, making the morning groomer condition nice and firm.

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Planned ski area operations: Tuesday 30th 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: 440cm (-25cm)
- Base: 140cm (-20cm)

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: 310cm (-10cm)
- Base: 130cm (-20cm)

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 (+0cm)
- Base: 154cm (+0cm)

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 8:30am on Tuesday 30th March 2021
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Hanazono is now closed for the season. Other areas remain open. Top lifts not opening at start of day.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 30th March 2021
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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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  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 30th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 0cm 2cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 17cm 36cm
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 Tuesday 30th 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]
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