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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Saturday 25th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy (snow higher up)
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow higher up, just generally cloudy (or very light snow indeed) at base
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:46am
0cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:36am 7cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9:12am 1cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:44am 16cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:40am 19cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:40am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 72cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 146cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 453cm

Morning from Hakuba.

Some cloud remained yesterday but it was generally a lovely sunny day with lots of blue sky too. Bit of a wind in the morning but it died off leaving us with a very fine day weather wise. The clouds that remained just added to the drama of the awesome scenery. Hakuba never fails to deliver in that respect on a clearer day. How can it with the backdrop we have!

OK back to today. There's just a dusting of snow on the ground this morning, but it is snowing on mountain (and lightly in some base areas too). Today is not one of those clearer days and most of the mountains can't be seen from the village this morning as they are covered in cloud. It looks like generally limited to poor visibility for the moment. Forecasts seem to be hinting at a possible clear up again though - and I remember that is what was forecast for today anyway.

I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow.

Have a fun Saturday wherever you may be.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Saturday 25th February 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 265cm
Base: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0-1cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 330cm
Toomi: 180cm
Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning. (Top Riesen Grad course closed - lift today only for mountain climbers and backcountry?)
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 260cm
Kurobishi: 315cm
Lower: 150cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning. (Uma-no-se closed).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 380cm
Han-no-ki: 375cm
Maruyama: 170cm
Oya-no-hara: 150cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 150cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 1cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 360cm
Base: 240cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 200cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 250cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 215cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning. See above for any more details.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 25th February 2017
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 25th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 7cm 1cm 0cm
23rd February 1cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 16cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 19cm 0cm 10cm
19th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 1cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 72cm 17cm 56cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 146cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 453cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
146cm
[453cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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