Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 13th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 13th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly overcast and cloudy, bit of blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Good
This report
Sunday 13th March 2016, 8:49am
0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:05am 0cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 8:55am 2cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 8:43am 0cm
Tuesday 8th March 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 7th March 2016, 8:43am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 25cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 309cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 13th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

PLEASE NOTE:
Some of our Now daily reports on Monday 14th March may appear much later than normal due to some maintenance work. Apologies in advance.

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Good morning from Hakuba.

We enjoyed generally fine weather yesterday - it was a mix of cloud and blue skies and sunshine, though it seemed to keep chilly through the day even with the sunshine.

This morning there's a mostly overcast cloudy feel going on at the moment with some blue sky to be seen in places, but less than yesterday. Perhaps we will get some more sunshine during the day and it is forecast to be a bit warmer today.

We can perhaps look forward to some snowfall tonight and into tomorrow morning, though as has so often been the case this season different forecasts are showing quite different stories - so let's just wait and see what nature brings.

Once we get to around Wednesday though we can expect temperatures to start rising further...

News from Tsugaike Kogen is that the Tsugaike Ropeway (which goes beyond the top of the 'resort') is now operating. It only opens for the 'spring season' and it seems that it started up from yesterday and will run through until 8th May - well, that is the plan. The Ropeway plans to run every 30 minutes from 8am until 3pm and costs 740 yen for adults and 360 yen for young children... note that this Ropeway is not included in the normal 1 day lift ticket for Tsugaike Kogen, it's an extra. You also need to sign the climbing notification to go up there.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Sunday 13th March 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses set to open this morning.
It appears that the Tree Riding Zone has re-opened.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 195cm
Base: 80cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses open apart from Snow Diving and Adventure.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 252cm
Toomi: 120cm
Iimori: 70cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Parts of the lower areas of Happo-one are now closed due to insufficient snow - still lots of upper mountain open though.
Night skiing has now finished for the season.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 170cm
Nakiyama: 50cm
Sakka: 20cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses open apart from Itadaira Ridge, Itadaira Forest and Giant.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 153cm
Base: 85cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All courses are generally open.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 19th March.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is now open for spring season (extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 228cm
Maruyama: 50cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 50cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Insufficient snow means that only limited areas of Village Side remain open - by3, Shinden connecting. Sunny Valley and Paradise remain part open.
Parts of the Mountain Side that are closed - View A, View B, Kamo 4, Dangan, Sonezawa, Five Side.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 110cm
Lower: 35cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Closed courses are Snake, Expert and lower part of Satomi Ridge.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Norikura.
Official snow depth:
80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
60cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Sunday 13th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as planned this morning. Some lower areas struggling now with snow...

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 13th March 2016
(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 13th March 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 13th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
13th March 0cm 20cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 30cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 25cm 10cm
10th March 2cm 4cm 5cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 79cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 98cm 34cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 25cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 309cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th March 2016
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 - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
25cm
[309cm]
- -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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