Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 2nd February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Thursday 2nd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds over Hakuba
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Varied - poor in places
This report
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8:51am
7cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 11:50am 0cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:52am 14cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 8:55am 3cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 9:15am 0cm
Saturday 28th January 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 78cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 7cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 314cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Thursday 2nd February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

First up, headlines. This is how much fresh snowfall the resorts are reporting.

Hakuba Cortina: 30cm
Hakuba 47: 20-25cm
Hakuba Goryu: 5-10cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 10cm

As you can see the numbers are somewhat varied this morning, probably due in part to the windy conditions that have been blowing it about. We are measuring 5-7cm in the usual three different measuring points.

Strong winds on mountain seem to be affecting some lift operations at Happo-one, Goryu and 47 at the start of the day. Be sure to check if you are going to be out today just to make sure before making the trip.

The snow is expected to continue falling through the day today and overnight, leaving us with clearer conditions tomorrow morning and on Saturday.

Back to snow on Sunday.

Snow, clear, snow, clear. That sounds like a very good pattern to me! Talking of which...

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Can you believe we are already into February? Why do the winter months seem to zoom by so fast… it’s not fair!

I thought I would take a quick look at the season so far and how we are comparing with previous seasons.

In terms of snowfall December 2016 wasn’t great and the season was taking it’s time to really get going properly. January proved to be a real improvement on the previous season though with me observing considerably more snowfall here at base with things really kicking off from the second week of the month.

For more of this data, please click on the tab at the top of this page called Snowfall Analysis. Have a play around with it all, it's very interesting.

What we want now is regular snowfall along with temperatures remaining cold. Some nice blue skies from time to time would also be ideal. Fingers crossed that February and beyond can deliver.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Thursday 2nd 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 20-25cm of fresh snowfall.
Tree Riding Zones should be open today.
Official snow depth
Upper: 285cm
Base: 145cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Strong winds affecting top pair lifts at the start of the day.
Official snow depth
Alps: 305cm
Toomi: 145cm
Iimori: 130cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola and a number of lifts affected by wind this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 195cm
Kurobishi: 195cm
Lower: 145cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All courses are open.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 305cm
Han-no-ki: 290cm
Maruyama: 175cm
Oya-no-hara: 150cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Top: 325cm
Base: 223cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm
Base: 100cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 210cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 130cm

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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 Kane-no-naru-oka area on February 4th, 11th (6pm until 8:50pm)
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area February 11th, 18th; 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 8:51am on Thursday 2nd February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by wind at the start of the day

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 2nd February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 2nd February 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 2nd February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 2nd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
2nd February 7cm 0cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 4cm 5cm
31st January 14cm 0cm 10cm
30th January 3cm 7cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 14cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 78cm 80cm 37cm
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 7cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 314cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 2nd 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]
7cm
[314cm]
- - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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