Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Friday 2nd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, some low cloud early on
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 2nd February 2018, 8:29am
4cm
Thursday 1st February 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:06am 0cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:40am 5cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 8:42am 2cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 8:27am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 111cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 4cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 411cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Friday 2nd February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Some incredible views yesterday morning; my friend was up on an early lift at Happo and enjoyed that amazing 'sea of clouds' look. Nice.

After the cloudy start, more and more blue skies appeared as the afternoon moved on and the sun was with us too at times. It was calm, but remained cold. Nice conditions.

This morning there's a thin layer of snow to report. Here's what the ski resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba 47: about 10cm on upper areas
Hakuba Happo-one 5cm
Hakuba Goryu: 3-5cm
Hakuba Cortina: 2cm

A cold start but it will be getting slightly milder than it has been during the day today especially if that sun gets confident! Just some low cloud around and lots of blue sky.

It should be a really great morning.

Milder conditions during the daytime tomorrow too, but it'll be getting colder again by the end of tomorrow and we'll probably see a return to more fresh snowfall.

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Ski resort information on Friday 2nd February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 365cm
- Usagidaira: 200cm
- Lower: 140cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts will be open weekends until 4th Feb; then daily from 10th Feb until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 370cm
- Toomi: 130cm
- Iimori: 95cm

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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: 310cm
- Base: 125cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Confusing info from the resort this morning, so unsure about status! Can't see why it wouldn't be open though...

Courses open:
- All course areas are open apart from part of Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 290cm
- Han-no-ki: 290cm
- Maruyama: 120cm
- Shirakaba: 260cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 170cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating this morning

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Itadaira Ridge should be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 325cm
- Base: 200cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating with most courses open

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

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 1 and 7 are operating.

Official snow depth:
- 260cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 175cm

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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
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6pm until 8:50pm on 3rd, 10th, 11th February
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 10th, 11th, 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 8:29am on Friday 2nd 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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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 2nd February 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd February 2018
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 Friday 2nd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd February 4cm 7cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 0cm 4cm
31st January 0cm 14cm 0cm
30th January 5cm 3cm 7cm
29th January 2cm 0cm 3cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 24cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 111cm 78cm 80cm
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 4cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 411cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd 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
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
4cm
[411cm]
- - -
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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