Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Sunday 18th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud. Nice.
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing this morning
wind condition
2m/s NNE (village); stronger higher
Generally good
This report
Sunday 18th January 2015, 9:03am
20cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 9:03am 10cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 8:11am 0cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 8:00am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 8:14am 0cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:08am 35cm
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 78cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 93cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 369cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Sunday 18th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Lots of fresh snow over the last day or so here in Hakuba. As you can see from the reports coming in from around the different resorts around the valley, differing numbers being reported but the general headline is decent fresh snow out on the mountains this morning.

Snow and limited visibility for most of the day yesterday, and poor weather conditions actually made Kashimayari (where I was) cancel their nighta. But I think for many it would have been a great day in the snow with some very fine conditions.

A different look this morning with lots of blue sky above Hakuba and the sun shining down on us. There's still a big bank of cloud covering the mountain backdrop from view, but blue skies above that.

Some strong winds are present on mountain this morning though and there is some lift disruption at Happo-one and Hakuba Goryu with the top lifts at both resorts on hold as of 9am. Let's hope they can get those open soon so people can enjoy those top areas.

More snowfall due tomorrow afternoon to be followed by a few days of clearer skies again according to the latest local forecast. Chance of temperatures rising slightly around Wednesday, we'll look at that situation again nearer the time. Doesn't look like it should warm up too much though.

Lots of fresh snow to have fun in this morning. Take care, hope you can get to enjoy it.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Sunday 18th January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 25cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and 15cm at Toomi area.
Top Alps Daira lifts not open early on due to strong wind conditions.
All courses open except Panorama and Adventure Course.

- Alps Daira - 310cm
- Toomi - 165cm
- Iimori - 160cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 25cm of snowfall during the day yesterday by Line C at 3pm. Reporting another 20cm since last night. That's a lot of snow over the last 24 hours or so.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 310cm
- Lower - 180cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall at Usagidaira this morning and another 10cm at base.
Happo Banks The Snow Park opening event planned for 31st January.

- Usagidaira - 290cm
- Nakiyama - 160cm
- Sakka - 180cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 40cm of new snowfall this morning.
All open by the looks!

- Upper - 360cm
- Lower - 280cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.
Uma-no-se course and Forest course closed this morning.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 370cm
- Maruyama - 200cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Mostly open, areas of the Mountain Side are closed.

- Upper - 270cm
- Lower - 170cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting another 30cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses open.... some currently being checked for safety as I write this once again.

- 315cm

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Kashimayari:
Reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall.
All areas now open.

- 220cm

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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:
Kane-no-naru-oka on Saturdays in January (and 11th); February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January 10th (and 11th); February 7th, 14th, 28th; Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Sunday 18th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open, some top lifts affected by wind early on

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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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 18th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th January 20cm 0cm 10cm
17th January 10cm 1cm 10cm
16th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
13th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
12th January 35cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 12cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 78cm 32cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 93cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 369cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th January 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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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]
93cm
[369cm]
- - - -
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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