Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 31st March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:43am on Friday 31st March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
N 2-6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 31st March 2017, 7:43am
2cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 7:55am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:25am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:29am 6cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 7:45am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:01am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 83cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:43am on Friday 31st March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning on this last day of March and I am happy to report a bit of fresh snow to finish the month.

It was heavy and wet snow yesterday but got colder overnight and the snow this morning somewhat drier quality. It will be interesting to see how conditions are on the slopes this morning. I would imagine that conditions will be best early on before things warm up in the sunshine that we are expecting today.

And yes, the sun is out from the start of the day today. It is going to be a lovely spring day.

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Not quite sure why the official snow depth has jumped up at Hirafu since yesterday. Investigations required so I'm going to go and check things out early on. See you in April.

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If I can get round to preparing it today, I will post an updated review of the season in my Niseko Now report tomorrow morning. (If not tomorrow; definitely Monday!)

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

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Niseko Village
Niseko Annupuri
Resorts will likely be opening as planned this morning.

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 31st March 2017:

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 345cm
Base - 135cm

Niseko Village
Top - 255cm
Base - 110cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 230cm
Base - 110cm

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Planned closing dates
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
Niseko Hanazono plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April.
Niseko Village plans to be open daily until Sunday 2nd April (and then from 28th April until 7th May).
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Night time floodlit operations have now finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 7:43am on Friday 31st March 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Should be opening as normal this morning

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 31st March 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 31st March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st March 2cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 6cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
25th March 1cm 4cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 5cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 18cm 14cm 27cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 2017
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
-
[688cm]
-
[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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