Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 11th February 2018

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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 11th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Wet snow
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Sunday 11th February 2018, 8:31am
3cm
Saturday 10th February 2018, 8:08am 0cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:59am 2cm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 8:32am 3cm
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:32am 8cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 8:36am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 49cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 42cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 449cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 11th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nagano.

Yes, I'm not actually in Hakuba this morning and so my report is being helped by some helping helpers.

The good news is that it seems the news this morning is (wet) snow rather than rain - and I'm not totally sure if my helpers are fully disclosing what happened yesterday afternoon but we can get past that! On to this morning and here is how much snow the ski resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba Happo-one: 10cm (top Gondola station)
Hakuba Goryu: up to 10cm on top areas
Hakuba 47: up to 5cm
Hakuba Cortina: 2-4cm

So it certainly could be worse given the forecast and warmer conditions yesterday. Today is set to be colder than yesterday with temperatures hopefully once again able to get down below zero.

And the forecast seems to be looking positive for snow for the next few days, so I'm feeling good about returning to Hakuba this evening.

This morning ski resorts appear to be opening on schedule though visibility is looking rather limited at the start of the day.

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Ski resort information on Sunday 11th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal

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

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 385cm
- Usagidaira: 225cm
- Lower: 120cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are now scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 380cm
- Toomi: 135cm
- Iimori: 107cm

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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: 335cm
- Base: 140cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Should be open as normal

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 310cm
- Han-no-ki: 305cm
- Maruyama: 120cm
- Shirakaba: 255cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 145cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses open (some restrictions on Itadaira Ridge and Warabi)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 335cm
- Base: 205cm

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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 should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 230cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart 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 8:31am on Sunday 11th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as normal

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 11th February 2018
(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 Sunday 11th 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 Sunday 11th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
11th February 3cm 18cm 0cm
10th February 0cm 17cm 34cm
9th February 0cm 1cm 5cm
8th February 2cm 3cm 0cm
7th February 3cm 14cm 10cm
6th February 8cm 12cm 5cm
5th February 22cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 65cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 49cm 91cm 68cm
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 42cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 449cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th 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]
42cm
[449cm]
- - -
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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