Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 1st January 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 1st January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Monday 1st January 2018, 9:10am
1cm
Sunday 31st December 2017, 8:51am 0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 2cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:44am 24cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 9:14am 32cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:44am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 1cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 206cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 1st January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning and a very Happy New Year to you all.

Enjoy last night?

The slopes were as you might expect very busy yesterday. More cloud moved in with snow falling in the afternoon again but there wasn't much wind and I don't think there'll be any complaints. I spent my evening last night indoors but I am already hearing a few stories of some raucous fun that was being enjoyed. I expect there might be a few hangovers than normal this morning!

Back to fresh snow and here is what the resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Goryu - 10cm up top
Hakuba Happo-one - 5cm top of Gondola
Hakuba Cortina - 2cm at base and 3cm up top

Just a bit of snow down at base to report myself and while we had a pretty early morning sunrise, things have clouded over further since then and right now visibility seems generally rather limited out on the mountains. Oh yes, and while it doesn't feel particularly cold, it has started snowing. Hopefully this is the start of decent snowfall over the next few days. Look to Wednesday in particular for potential heavy snow. I like the sounds of that.

Have a good New Years Day.

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Ski resort opening status on Monday 1st January 2018:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts (apart from Happo Number 1 pair) are operating

Courses open:
- All course are now generally open
- Only the Kurobishi Off-Piste Area remains closed
- Nighta for New Years Eve from 10:00pm until 11:40pm - free

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Lower: 80cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart are operating

Courses open:
- All courses are open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 265cm
- Toomi: 90cm
- Iimori: 60cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- The Tree Riding Zone is now open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 225cm
- Base: 80cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts should be operating

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 250cm
- Han-no-ki: 250cm
- Maruyama: 100cm
- Shirakaba: 200cm
- Oya-no-hara: 110cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 125cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating

Courses open:
- All courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 268cm
- Base: 175cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 80cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 220cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 115cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 1st January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 1st January 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st January 2018
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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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 1st January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
1st January 1cm 2cm 12cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 0cm 7cm 1cm
29th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
28th December 24cm 11cm 0cm
27th December 32cm 0cm 12cm
26th December 2cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 20cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 26cm 44cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 1cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 206cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st January 2018
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
1cm
[206cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
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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