Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 24th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 24th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, sun, but a fair bit of cloud too esp. on mountain
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Varied - good to limited depending on location
This report
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:36am
7cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9:12am 1cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:44am 16cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:40am 19cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 8:40am 4cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 8:44am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 90cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 146cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 453cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 24th February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

So... yesterday. Rain, clouds, some sunshine, some rainbows. Kind of odd weather, and late yesterday afternoon the field of snow behind my place was looking rather pockmarked due to it all.

There has been a bit of snowfall overnight to make things look a bit more pleasing - and resorts are reporting varying small layers of fresh, the most being reported by Hakuba Cortina (10cm). So I would imagine rather varied conditions this morning, some fresh snow on some hard scratchy ice and the wind blowing it around will make it more hit and miss. We must seek out the best.

Oh yes, the wind. Some fairly strong winds higher up appear to be stopping some top lifts at Goryu and Happo-one from opening at the start of the morning.

Down at village level this morning the sun is out and there's some nice blue skies as well as the cloud that is covering lots of the upper parts of the ski course areas. Webcams are showing limited visibility in places on mountain due to that cloud. Perhaps it will clear up... let's see how things go.

We might get a bit of snow overnight tonight but don't expect much. And a decent chance of sunshine during the day tomorrow and fingers crossed it'll keep chilly.

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Resort news as of 8:35am on Friday 24th February 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 265cm
Base: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as but top lifts are on hold due to strong wind.
Official snow depth
Alps: 330cm
Toomi: 180cm
Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening but Gondola and top lifts on hold due to wind conditions.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 265cm
Kurobishi: 320cm
Lower: 150cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning. Part of Champion not open; Uma-no-se closed.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 385cm
Han-no-ki: 375cm
Maruyama: 170cm
Oya-no-hara: 160cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 150cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 350cm
Base: 240cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 200cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 230cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 215cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

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

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 24th February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by wind this morning - see above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 24th February 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 2017
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 Friday 24th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th February 7cm 1cm 0cm
23rd February 1cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 16cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 19cm 0cm 10cm
19th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th February 3cm 10cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 11cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 90cm 17cm 57cm
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 146cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 453cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th February 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]
146cm
[453cm]
- - -
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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