Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 31st March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W 2-4m/s (Hirafu)
Good
This report
Thursday 31st March 2016, 8:30am
0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 8:33am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 109cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 986cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 31st March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning to you all on this last day of March 2016.

We did get some rain yesterday and though I didn't venture out onto the mountain myself I am not hearing any reports of fresh snow up there. Rather some rather heavy going. It is nearly April though, so we can't really complain....

Well, not too much. (I know first hand just how easy it is for people to 'complain'. How about people complaining about (no-strings-attached) free tickets being given away in exchange for them doing next to nothing? Yes, believe it or not, some people can find things to complain about there!)

But, I digress.

There's no new snow to report again this morning, and so the total for March 2016 is.... (drumroll).... 109cm. That's 30cm less than in March last season. It also brings out "season total" up to 986cm which leaves us 155cm off the total for the whole of last season. I'll go into the numbers in a bit more detail in one of my reports over the next few days.

Mostly sunny skies expected over the next few days with some forecasts showing us the chance of snow around Sunday. Come on, let's get at least 14cm to bring the total up to 10m! Hopefully things will remain relatively calm too so lifts can be open as planned.

Just 4 more days left for the Hanazono area.

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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 this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 31st March 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 340cm
Base - 100cm

Niseko Village
Top - 340cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 350cm
Base - 120cm

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Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations from Monday 4th April:

Ace Family Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad (8:30am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 3 Pair (8:40am-4:30pm)
Ace Number 4 Pair (8:50am-4:30pm)
Holiday Number 1 Pair (8:30am-4:30pm) - until 10th April

Niseko Grand Hirafu are also going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season. The Hirafu Gondola as well as the King Number 3 and 4 lifts will all finish for the season this coming Sunday, as well as the Hanazono area. All being well though, the Niseko Grand Hirafu area should be open until 5th May.

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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Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 31st March 2016
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 31st March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 5cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 27cm 5cm
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
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 31st March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
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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