Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 16th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, increasing blue sky and sunshine
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
WNW 1m/s
Fair and improving
This report
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:30am
3cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 8:54am 2cm
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:15am 4cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 7:33am 0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 9:02am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 9:50am 2cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 37cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 101cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 16th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba and again this morning resorts reporting 1-5cm of snow on their slopes. Over the last week or so we have seen a bit of snow on most days, even though the numbers have been fairly low.

It felt cold up there on the slopes yesterday with a bit of a strong wind at times. Light snow was falling when I was up at Hakuba 47 and it was pretty decent.

This morning there's lots of cloud around and while it was snowing earlier on, it has eased now and the sun is shining down through my window as I type this. Feels like it is going to clear up.

Everyone remains very excited and expectant about the heavy snow that lies ahead according to the forecasts. It's still looking good to happen - heavy snow is due Monday through Wednesday along with some very cold temperatures. Proper mid-winter conditions. Please!

A few more courses have been opening up at Hakuba Iwatake resort - at last they have part of the Village Side open, though it is still very limited.

If the forecasts are right though, things will have changed considerably by the middle of the coming week. Let's just hope we don't get disappointed!

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Can you guess just how much I want to wipe off all of the lift operation details from this report and be able to tell you that 'everywhere is open as normal'. A lot! I bet everyone reading this wants exactly that too. I still can't quite believe I'm having to go through all that checking every morning, here in the middle of January...

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Resort news as of 8:30am on Saturday 16th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 5cm on upper areas.
All courses are now officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 155cm
Base: 30cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall at Iimori and 3cm on upper areas.
Panorama, Grand Prix, Super Course, Champion Dynamic and Woody Courses in upper area; the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream and Merry Land courses in the Iimori area are planned to be open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Toomi Number 1 pair lift
Toomi Number 2 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Iimori Number 1 high speed pair
Official snow depth
Alps: 155cm
Toomi: 50cm
Iimori: 45cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 5cm of new snowfall.
Grat (part), Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One Number 3 and Riesen Slalom areas are open with lower course areas still closed.
Take one of the Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Sakka Kita-one quad or Nakiyama Number 3 triple lifts to get back down to base.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Grat quad lift
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 110cm
Nakiyama: 35cm
Sakka: 15cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 1cm of fresh snowfall.
The courses at Cortina that remain closed are: Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Itadaria Ridge and Giant.
All other courses are now open.
Planned lifts:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair lift now operating
Official snow depth
Top: 135cm
Base: 75cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Almost all of the lifts at Tsugaike Kogen are now operating.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 139cm
Maruyama: 40cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 5cm of fresh snowfall.
The View C, View D, North and East courses on Mountain Side are currently open; also now part of Sunny and Gezan.
Limited parts of the Village Side are also opening up (part of Sunny Valley, Paradise and by1).
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
View 2
3Sen Line North
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 80cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
50cm
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift are operating and 8 of the 12 courses are open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth
25cm
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift, Number 2 quad and Number 5 pair lifts operating.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Saturday 16th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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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 Saturday 16th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th January 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 16th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
16th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 35cm 1cm
11th January 2cm 1cm 3cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 36cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 53cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 37cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 101cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th January 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]
37cm
[101cm]
- - - -
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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