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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny. Beautiful.
Max temp:
-6°C

Min temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight SW
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:34am
0cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:00am 17cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 7:56am 16cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 8:46am 14cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:48am 31cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:50am 57cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:46am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 147cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 166cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 231cm

It has been a while since we saw clear blue skies. That's what we got this morning.

Clear and sunny and with all the fresh snow to play in today Hakuba should be offering fun of the highest order wherever you choose to ski or board.

While it is a very cold morning, it's forecast to get much milder during the day with temperatures creeping into low positive numbers so keep that in mind.

That's about it. Oh, more snow perhaps tonight and then decent snow on the way from Friday onwards.

Marvellous.

Take care and enjoy!

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Resort news as of 8:30am on Wednesday 18th January 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is not reporting any fresh snowfall as far as I can tell.
Info:
- All planned lifts are operating.
- Tree Riding Zones scheduled to be open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 295cm
Base: 150cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 1-3cm of fresh snowfall.
Info:
- All scheduled lifts plan to be operating.
- Nighta from 6pm until 9:30pm on the Toomi area.
Official snow depth
Alps: 310cm
Toomi: 140cm
Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Info:
- All courses apart from the top Riesen Grat are open.
- Kurobishi off-piste area not open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 210cm
Kurobishi: 240cm
Lower: 105cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Info:
- All areas open.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 305cm
Han-no-ki: 270cm
Maruyama: 180cm
Oya-no-hara: 140cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 120cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Info:
- Number 7 lift is not operating.
- Nighta (Number 2 pair lift) from 5pm until 8pm.
Official snow depth:
Top: 280cm
Base: 200cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Info:
Most of the Village Side is open and about half of the Mountain Side courses are open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 150cm
Base: 90cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Info:
Hakuba Norikura is mostly open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 260cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is mostly open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 170cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is fully open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 130cm

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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 Kane-no-naru-oka area on January 14th, 21st, 28th; Febraury 4th, 11th (6pm until 8:50pm)
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on January 14th, 21st, 28th; February 11th, 18th; 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:

See report.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 18th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 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 Wednesday 18th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th January 0cm 16cm 20cm
17th January 17cm 0cm 10cm
16th January 16cm 3cm 0cm
15th January 14cm 2cm 0cm
14th January 31cm 4cm 0cm
13th January 57cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 12cm 3cm 35cm
Previous 7 days total 147cm 28cm 65cm
Previous 14 days total 162cm 41cm 78cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 166cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 231cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 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]
166cm
[231cm]
- - - -
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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