Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 12th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 12th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow currently (note: where I am!)
wind condition
Not mad down here, but stronger higher up apparently
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Monday 12th February 2018, 8:38am
18cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 60cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 467cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 12th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Ah, I'm glad to be back and also to see some decent snow on the ground this morning.

First of all back to yesterday. Visibility seemed to improve soon after my report was posted with bits of sunshine breaking through the clouds which lifted generally showing the lower slopes by mid morning. The day ended up cloudy once again. Bit of a wind at times. A few friends were out on the slopes and they were reporting less than exciting conditions, but this morning I am happy to be able to report a fresh reset.

This is how much fresh snowfall the resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Goryu: 40cm (top); 15cm (Toomi)
Hakuba 47: 25cm (top); 10cm (base)
Hakuba Happo: 20cm (top Gondola station)
Hakuba Cortina: 10cm

Interesting to see Cortina reporting less than the places to the south. I like the look of that 40cm that Goryu is reporting. Worth investigating, though from the other reports it looks like we can expect 20+cm out there. I am measuring 18cm.

It's colder too this morning so the snow should be much improved over yesterday. :)

Some lifts affected by windy conditions (and 'snow removal') this morning - at 8:30am it looks like top lifts at Goryu, Happo-one and Tsugaike are affected but hopefully they'll get spinning again soon.

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Ski resort information on Monday 12th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal, but top lifts affected by wind at the start of the day

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal (when lifts are moving to service them!)
- Happo Banks is now open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 410cm
- Usagidaira: 270cm
- Lower: 115cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- Top lifts opening is apparently delayed
- 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: 400cm
- Toomi: 145cm
- Iimori: 125cm

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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: 355cm
- Base: 150cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts affected by weather conditions at the start of the day

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 315cm
- Han-no-ki: 310cm
- Maruyama: 125cm
- Shirakaba: 260cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 170cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 5 should be operating

Courses open:
- Most courses open - Giant and Itadaira Forest & Ridge closed

Official snow depth:
- Top: 330cm
- Base: 200cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 140cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Official snow depth:
- 220cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 195cm

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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 8:38am on Monday 12th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open though some lifts affected by wind at the start of the day

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 12th February 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 12th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th February 18cm 22cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 34cm 87cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 113cm 65cm
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 60cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 467cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 12th 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]
60cm
[467cm]
- - -
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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