Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd January 2015

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow easing
wind condition
Moderate to strong wind on mountain
Poor higher up, better lower
This report
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 9:25am
5cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 9:30am 10cm
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 9:01am 20cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:30am 3cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 11:05am 10cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 15cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 291cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Cold day yesterday with spells of sunshine but lots of cloud remaining over the region.

It's a cold start to today as well, 5cm on the ground outside my place and more snow reported from resorts around the valley. (Well done Cortina on up to 40cm once again!)

It's windy out there this morning which is affecting some of the lifts at resorts. I have tried to add the latest as of 9:30am to the various resort info areas below.

Changing conditions are expected today as the snow eases off and perhaps the skies clear somewhat. Hopefully the wind will ease as well. Visibility still limited higher up but in lower areas and back from the mountains there's already some blue sky to see.

Sun likely tomorrow and Monday and it should not be as cold.

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Someone sent in a mail to SnowJapan asking about when the reports are posted. The answer to that is that they are posted as early as possible each day. Or should I say, as early as possible given the circumstances. Those circumstances being:

a) it takes quite a bit of time each morning to gather and check all of the information required
b) some of the required information is not posted early by the resorts themselves
and
c) I am human!

No doubt many who are actually in Hakuba and wanting an early start will be eagerly looking out of the window at 7am and be out on the lifts before the report is posted, which is fine. Better being on the mountain than in front of a computer! I don't know the full details but I believe that the considerable readership of the daily Now reports on SnowJapan come from all over the world. Think of them more as an ongoing commentary of the season than an early morning pre-ski report. I hope that explains it a bit, gambarimasu.

Actually writing that bit has delayed the report this morning... sorry!

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Official snow depth numbers and operations as of 3rd January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 10cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira.
Strong winds preventing top Alps Daira pair lifts from moving early on.
All courses open except Panorama Course and Adventure Course.
Night skiing at Toomi every day until 31st March.
Early morning skiing from 6:30am until 4th January (and then on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).

- Alps Daira - 295cm
- Toomi - 175cm
- Iimori - 180cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 15-20cm of fresh snowfall overnight.
Line C quad lift and Line E on hold due to windy conditions. Gondola is moving but may need to be stopped due to wind conditions.
All courses open.
Tree Riding Zone open.

- Upper - 285cm
- Lower - 160cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
Lower lifts opening was delayed but now open - upper parts of the mountain not open due to strong wind conditions.
Night skiing at Nakiyama every day until mid March.
Happo Banks The Snow Park yet to open.

- Usagidaira - 280cm
- Nakiyama - 160cm
- Sakka - 140cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 30-40cm of new snowfall since yesterday.
Most of the resort is open. Itdadaira Ridge, Itadaira Forest, Giant closed.
Night skiing every day until 31st March.

- Upper - 350cm
- Lower - 250cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Next night skiing through 1st January in both Kane-no-naru-oka and Karamatsu-Shirakaba areas; after that mostly Saturdays.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 330cm
- Maruyama - 200cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 195cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 10-15cm of fresh snowfall.
Most of Iwatake is open. View B closed due to avalanche danger.

- Upper - 255cm
- Lower - 165cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Resort is mostly open.

- 250cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.
Night skiing every day until 15th March.

- 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open - some lifts affected by wind this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 3rd January 2015
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 3rd January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd January 5cm 0cm 3cm
2nd January 0cm 40cm 15cm
1st January 10cm 2cm 3cm
31st December 20cm 1cm 2cm
30th December 3cm 3cm 0cm
29th December 10cm 10cm 30cm
28th December 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 48cm 59cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 100cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 15cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 291cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
15cm
[291cm]
- - - -
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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