Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 19th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 19th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None falling currently, but expected
wind condition
Light, though hearing still some gusty wind higher
Generally fair
This report
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 8:49am
9cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 8:24am 16cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 8:56am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 62cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 126cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 19th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba where we have more snowfall piling up...

Yes things are looking better by the day now with another 20-30cm of fresh snow being reported by resorts (upper areas) around the valley this morning. It may not be the lightest driest snow there is - a bit on the heavier side than that - but still we need those cm and there were a lot of happy people around playing in it yesterday.

The stronger winds of early yesterday morning aren't causing much problems this morning (Alps 3 lift at Goryu affected?), and it's just generally cloudy at the moment though more snow is forecast. If the forecast is right, heavy snow tonight.

More lifts and runs are also opening up, I see some of the lower slopes of Happo-one seem to be available. Don't forget to check the resort-specific information that has been updated below (every day).

It should be a great day out there on the slopes and some fine conditions to find. I'm off to get a taste if it myself.

:)

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Resort news as of 8:35am on Tuesday 19th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall at base and 30cm up top.
All courses are now officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 175cm
Base: 60cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10-15cm of fresh snowfall at lower Toomi and Iimori areas and 30cm on upper areas.
All upper and Toomi areas are now open.
The Soft Cream, Merry Land, Powder Snow and Sunny Way courses in the Iimori area are open.
Planned lifts:
All lifts plan to be operating (* Alps Number 2 and 4 are weekends and holidays only).
Wind affecting the Alps Number 3 lift at time of writing this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 175cm
Toomi: 75cm
Iimori: 80cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
Some lower areas of Happo-one are now opening up - parts of the Shirakaba (north area), Sakka, Kita One are now open.
Planned lifts:
Most lifts are now open at Happo-one
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 140cm
Nakiyama: 45cm
Sakka: 30cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting another 20-30cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses except Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Itadaria Ridge and Giant now open.
Planned lifts:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair operating
Official snow depth
Top: 140cm
Base: 90cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most course areas at Tsugaike Kogen are now open.
Planned lifts:
Most lifts are now operating.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 194cm
Maruyama: 50cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 20cm of fresh snowfall.
Planned lifts:
View 2
3sen North
4sen East
5sen South
Gondola
Paradise triple
Line
Official snow depth
Upper: 120cm
Lower: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
50cm
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift have been operating and 8 of the 12 courses open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.
No further updates as yet this morning.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth
45cm
All lifts are operating though some courses are not yet open.

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 19th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most lifts are now open. Please check resort specific info in the main report

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 19th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
19th January 9cm 1cm 5cm
18th January 16cm 20cm 0cm
17th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
16th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 31cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 69cm 37cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 62cm 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 126cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 19th January 2016
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 - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
62cm
[126cm]
- - - -
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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