Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and blue sky
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Generally pretty good by the looks!
This report
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 8:42am
3cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 18th March 2017, 8:18am 0cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Thursday 16th March 2017, 8:39am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 59cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 517cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

And I have fresh snow to report to you this morning!

Here's the headlines that the resorts are reporting:

Hakuba 47: 10-15cm
Hakuba Goryu: 1-10cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 5cm (though hearing reports of up to 30cm)
Hakuba Cortina: 5-10cm (base); 10-15cm (top)

3cm from here at base, so it sounds like there's a (modestly) decent fresh layer of snow out there this morning - and I would imagine more than that higher up of course. Early morning should be good today.

As of 8:30am, there's quite a lot of blue sky opening up, though a bank of cloud around the upper mountain areas. Fine weather due for the day perhaps.

Although having said that, I have just noticed that top lifts at Goryu, Happo-one and Tsugaike are affected by wind on mountain.

The forecast has more snow coming tomorrow evening and then perhaps late weekend into early week as well - so we're not done yet!

I'm going to make the most of it. Maybe see some of you out today.

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10-15cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 325cm
Base: 155cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 1cm (Toomi) - 10cm (top) of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 290cm
Toomi: 145cm
Iimori: 95cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning, though top lifts affected by wind at the start of the day
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 250cm
Kurobishi: 330cm
Lower: 100cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Top lifts are on hold due to weather conditions at the start of the day.
The Tsugaike Ropeway is now operating for the spring season.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 370cm
Han-no-ki: 355cm
Maruyama: 130cm
Oya-no-hara: 130cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 120cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall at base and 10-15cm higher up.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 355cm
Base: 210cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 230cm
Base: 120cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 100cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily until 31st March (6pm until 9:30pm)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 25th March (until 9pm on the Nakiyama area)

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are opening this morning - though looks like some top lifts are affected by wind

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 22nd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
22nd March 3cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 6cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 59cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 517cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 22nd March 2017
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 - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
59cm
[517cm]
- -
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]
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