Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 25th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Monday 25th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
North easterly, stronger higher up
Fair to limited
This report
Monday 25th January 2016, 8:58am
8cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 9:20am 5cm
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Friday 22nd January 2016, 9:05am 0cm
Thursday 21st January 2016, 8:48am 15cm
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 9:06am 38cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 8:49am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 103cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 128cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 192cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Monday 25th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba where there's another 5cm on the ground and more (quite a lot more) on the mountain.

Yesterday Hakuba 47 were reporting 20cm of fresh snow up by Line C in the afternoon and this morning they're reporting 10-15cm at base so that probably gives a good general picture.

I think perhaps there was less snowfall overnight than we were expecting and hoping for - resorts reporting up to 5-15cm at base and up to 20cm higher up - but still, it's a decent new layer and conditions continue to improve as the base gradually gets bigger.

It was really cold yesterday and it's a cold start to the day today too.

Unfortunately there are fairly strong winds again which are affecting the top lifts at Goryu/47, Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen.

We're expecting the snow fall to ease this morning and perhaps the skies clear up by tonight. Another cold night is set to be followed by a good chance of clear and sunny skies tomorrow. With the fresh snow and clear weather, tomorrow should be a very fine day to be out on the mountain.

Things are expected to be somewhat milder mid week before more snow - heavy snow? - due around the weekend.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:55am on Monday 25th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall across the mountain.
All courses are now open.
Line E lift on hold due to wind.
The R4 Snow Park is closed for today and tomorrow as they do a 'full remake'.
The lower part of the Tree Riding Zone is now open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 200cm
Base: 70cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is again reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall at base and 20cm up top.
All courses now officially open except Snow Diving - but, early on the top Alps lifts and Panorama and Grand Prix courses are closed due to wind conditions.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Lift info:
All lifts apart from the top Alps pair lifts are operating as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 215cm
Toomi: 95cm
Iimori: 95cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
The top lifts are on hold again this morning due to the weather conditions - Grat quad, Alpen quad, Usagidaira pair, Kurobishi Number 3 and Skyline Number 2 pair.
All lower areas of Happo-one are now open. Once the wind dies down it should be an 'all open' situation!
The lower Nakiyama area plans to be open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Lift info:
All planned lifts are now operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 190cm
Nakiyama: 75cm
Sakka: 50cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 5-8cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are now open!
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight.
Lift info:
All lifts (apart from Number 7 pair) plan to be operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 190cm
Base: 135cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are now generally open except Uma-no-se, weather permitting.
'Nighta' is planned for Kane-no-naru-oka area until 8:50pm, and at the Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas until 9pm.
Lift info:
All lifts apart from the top part of the Gondola, the top Tsuga Number 1 pair lift and lower Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I are operating. Those lifts on hold due to wind.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 248cm
Maruyama: 90cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Most of the Village Side is now open.
The Sonezawa area and View A and B areas are still closed on the Mountain Side.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Lift info:
All lifts on the Village Side are now operating and all lifts on Mountain Side except View 1 and Hikage are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 140cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift and all courses except Snake and and Expert are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
90cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All 5 lifts are operating though some of the courses are not yet open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
55cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Monday 25th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by wind again this morning - see report

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 25th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
25th January 8cm 3cm 0cm
24th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 0cm 2cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 15cm 0cm 15cm
20th January 38cm 15cm 0cm
19th January 9cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 21cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 103cm 86cm 32cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 128cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 192cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 25th January 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
128cm
[192cm]
- - - -
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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