Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 12th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow, limited visibility
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
2m/s NNE
Limited
This report
Thursday 12th March 2015, 8:22am
30cm
Wednesday 11th March 2015, 8:40am 25cm
Tuesday 10th March 2015, 8:31am 4cm
Monday 9th March 2015, 8:50am 0cm
Sunday 8th March 2015, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 7th March 2015, 8:39am 0cm
Friday 6th March 2015, 8:59am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 68cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 575cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 12th March 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

The snow keeps on falling!

Relentless snowfall at the moment in Hakuba.

A few resorts reporting up to 50cm of fresh.
The snow depth up at Cortina has suddenly risen to a whopping 500cm.
It's a blur of numbers really, and as I think I have said before when they get big they kind of don't seem to matter as much.

What else? I don't think I need many words really this morning.

It's just a fantastic March storm that we are being treated to and we have a complete 'Refresh+'.

Brilliant. Thank you Snow Gods, I believe in you*.

We are likely to see snow falling today and tomorrow but by Sunday the skies will clear and it'll start warming up early next week and we'll see a return to spring like temperatures.

In the meantime though, top conditions. You really must try to get here and enjoy them.

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(*But next year do this mid to late February too, ok?) ;)

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Thursday 12th March 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 30cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira since last night; 15-30cm on lower areas.
Top area affected by weather conditions at the start of the day.

- Alps Daira - 345cm
- Toomi - 175cm
- Iimori - 175cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 40-50cm of new snowfall on upper areas, 20-30cm at base.

- Upper - 355cm
- Lower - 185cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 50cm of fresh snowfall on mountain.
Upper lifts on hold due to snow removing, hopefully will open soon.

- Usagidaira - 340cm
- Nakiyama - 170cm
- Sakka - 170cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
This morning reporting 30-45cm of fresh snowfall higher up and 20-30cm at base.
Lots of 'confirming safety' going on early morning...

- Upper - 500cm
- Lower - 305cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.
Quite a lot of lift disruption early this morning due to moving snow - hopefully will clear soon.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 455cm
- Maruyama - 230cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 205cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
No update yet at time of report.

- Upper - 270cm
- Lower - 155cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reported +50cm yesterday! No update yet for today.

- 270cm

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Kashimayari:

- 190cm

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Night skiing at resorts in the Hakuba area:

Hakuba Goryu:
Toomi area every day until 31st March. 6pm until 9:30pm.
Hakuba Happo-one:
Nakiyama area every day until mid March. 5pm until 9pm.
Hakuba Cortina:
Every day until 31st March. 5pm until 8pm.
Tsugaike Kogen:
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 12th March 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts look set for a late start as snow is moved!

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 12th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th March 30cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 25cm 10cm 3cm
10th March 4cm 5cm 0cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 5cm 0cm
7th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
6th March 0cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 59cm 26cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 34cm 5cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 68cm 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 575cm 423cm 565cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
68cm
[575cm]
- -
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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