Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 5th February 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 5th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue sky
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Monday 5th February 2018, 8:36am
22cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 7:59am 0cm
Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:29am 4cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:06am 0cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:40am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 130cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 26cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 433cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 5th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Fresh snow.

The headlines:

Hakuba Goryu 30cm (upper)
Hakuba 47: 15-30cm
Hakuba Cortina: 20+cm
Hakuba Happo: 20cm

I am measuring 22cm.

So looks like we can expect a good new layer of snow out there on mountain this morning.

Yesterday was cold out there. I sure felt cold anyway. Snowy and quite windy too.

The snow clouds should be over Hakuba over the next few days, or at least close-by; as I write this report there's some blue sky on show...

Anyway, it should be fun to see how much fresh we get. And I am looking forward to checking out conditions this morning.

Biggest problem: where to go!

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Some lifts at Happo-one are going to be slightly delated opening ('snow removal work') but should be spinning soon.

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Ski resort information on Monday 5th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal
- Happo Banks is now open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 380cm
- Usagidaira: 235cm
- Lower: 130cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts will be open weekends until 4th Feb; then daily from 10th Feb until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 375cm
- Toomi: 130cm
- Iimori: 100cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 320cm
- Base: 135cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Should be open as normal apart from Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 315cm
- Han-no-ki: 300cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 250cm
- Champion: 160cm
- Oya-no-hara: 140cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 165cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating this morning

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Itadaira Ridge should be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 330cm
- Base: 208cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating with most courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 220cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 240cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 190cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5pm until 9pm in the Nakiyama 2 area
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 1,900 yen; children - 850 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6pm until 8:50pm on 3rd, 10th, 11th February
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 10th, 11th, 17th February; 3rd, 10th March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

There are no other nighta operations at other ski resorts in the region

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 5th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in the area should be open as planned

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 5th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 5th February 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 5th February 2018
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Monday 5th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
5th February 22cm 0cm 0cm
4th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 2cm 0cm
2nd February 4cm 7cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 0cm 4cm
31st January 0cm 14cm 0cm
30th January 5cm 3cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 31cm 26cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 130cm 53cm 27cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 26cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 433cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 5th February 2018
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
26cm
[433cm]
- - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
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]
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