Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 24th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light-moderate
visibility condition
Fair-limited
This report
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:49am
3cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 8:35am 3cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:17am 0cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 8:23am 0cm
Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:39am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 63cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 102cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 509cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 24th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It was snowing by the time those Taiko drums got going during the Fire Festival last night and this morning just a little snow being reported by the resorts:

Hakuba Cortina: 2-3cm
Happo-one: 1cm

It has started snowing again this morning and there is a few cm on the ground to report.

It's going to be a little warmer today so expect snow conditions to match.

The Chinese New Year holidays have passed now and we are in the last weekend of February. Regular as clockwork, once we get into March we'll start hearing mention of 'spring' and less people will be inclined to ski --- many times, regardless of the weather and snow conditions. March can definitely deliver - so let's hope March 2018 does just that!

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Ski resort information on Saturday 24th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 415cm
- Usagidaira: 240cm
- Lower: 125cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 400cm
- Toomi: 150cm
- Iimori: 110cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 160cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as normal; some lifts delayed opening due to weather

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 330cm
- Han-no-ki: 325cm
- Maruyama: 125cm
- Shirakaba: 275cm
- Champion: 160cm
- Oya-no-hara: 155cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 175cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating; some confirming safety at time of report

Courses open:
- All courses should be open - if lifts moving

Official snow depth:
- Top: 365cm
- Base: 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- Most areas open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 220cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts (apart from Number 1 & 7) should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 220cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 235cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5pm until 9pm in the Nakiyama 2 area
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 1,900 yen; children - 850 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 17th February; 3rd, 10th March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

There are no other nighta operations at other ski resorts in the region

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 24th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as normal

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 24th February 2018
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 24th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
24th February 3cm 7cm 1cm
23rd February 0cm 1cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 3cm 16cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 19cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
18th February 15cm 3cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 50cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 63cm 90cm 17cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 102cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 509cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th February 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
102cm
[509cm]
- - -
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]
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