Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight NE
Excellent
This report
Thursday 23rd April 2015, 8:30am
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Tuesday 21st April 2015, 9:50am 0cm
Monday 20th April 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Sunday 19th April 2015, 9:02am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 1cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 619cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba and it's clear blue skies above the valley this morning.

It's a beautiful start to the day and it's going to be nice and warm. Kimochi-ii!

There's lots more of the same lined up for the coming week.

Check this out...

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Some very interesting news for all you Hakuba fans.

Next season, there's going to be a Hakuba season pass. Yes, a pass that'll let you ride all the lifts at 10 resorts. Yey!

And it's yours if you have a spare 130,000 yen (or 70,000 yen if you are a child) - and should be available from the beginning of June*. (*Please note, there'll be no snow at that time!)

So how about that then? More info can be found here:

Hakuba Valley Season Pass

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Official snow depth numbers and planned operations. Subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Top area of Hakuba Goryu plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
You can still (just about) ski down to gondola base using the Toomi area on a thin strip of snow.
The 'Expert Course' is now closed.
The following lifts remain open:
- Hakuba Goryu Telecabin Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lifts

** Official snow depth:
Alps Daira - 180cm
Toomi - 35cm

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Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
Currently all open (top to bottom) apart from a small lower part of R7.
Tree Riding Zone now closed for the season.
The following lifts remain open:
- Gondola
- Pair lift Line AB
- Quad lift Line C
- High speed pair Line E

** Official snow depth:
Upper - 170cm
Lower - 40cm

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Happo-one:
Happo-one plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
The top area of the resort remains open - all lower areas now closed, so you need to take the Gondola back down.
The following lifts remain open:
- Adam Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Grat quad
- Panorama pair
- Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair
The Kurobishi Number 3 pair, Kokusai Number 1 pair and Saka Kita One quad lifts plan to be operating again from 25th April.

Happo will be having a 'yuki asobi' (play in the snow) event from 25th April until 10th May when the ski resort closes. Sakka Kitaone Quad will be open. Snowshoeing, snowrafting, snowsleding and Kitaone Onsen will be operating. The onsen is located in between Indian Summer Café & Happo Banks. The Onsen, Indian Summer Kafe & Sakka Kitaone Quad lift only will be operating until 31st May 2015. Snow activities will cease on 10th May.

** Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 140cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
Top areas and part of Maruyama and Oya-no-hara courses remain open.
The following lifts remain open:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway

** Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori - 255cm

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Other resorts in the area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Thursday 23rd April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited spring operations - see report for more info

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 23rd April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 2cm
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 6cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 111cm 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 619cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd April 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]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
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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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