Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 30th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies and sunshine
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:31am
0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 9:19am 2cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 8:45am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 65cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 523cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 30th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

No fresh snow to report but lots of clear blue skies and sunshine this morning. A beautiful spring morning.

I have done some re-arranging of the resort-specific information below and will keep an eye on details and update as necessary.

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Some people ask - why are some ski resorts closing when there's still so much snow left? I'm sure there are a few reasons but I guess the big one is how a ski resort manager told me at a drinking party recently... 'cost performance'.

Keeping a resort open costs money and with less people turning up, staffing issues etc, some ski hills may just think it is not worth remaining open after a certain point.

May I add that the ski resort manager was not one from Hakuba.

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Resort news as of 8:30am on Thursday 30th March 2017:

All information as available and subject to change.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 315cm
Base: 135cm
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Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Alps: 285cm
Toomi: 135cm
Iimori: 75cm
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Last nighta on 31st March.
Hakuba Goryu plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 225cm
Kurobishi: 300cm
Lower: 85cm
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Hakuba Happo-one plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Planned closing dates for lifts are as follows:
Open until Sunday 2nd April
Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
Kitaone Number 3 pair lift
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Open until Sunday 9th April
Nakiyama Number 3 triple lift
Happo Riesen quad
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Open until Sunday 7th May
Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Grat quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Panorama pair lift
Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 350m
Han-no-ki: 345cm
Maruyama: 120cm
Oya-no-hara: 125cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 115cm
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Tsugaike Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Planned closing dates for lifts are as follows:
Open until 1pm on Friday 31st March
Maruyama Number 1 quad lift
Champion quad lift
Tsugaike Number 1 pair lift
Karamatsu High Speed pair lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner III
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner IV
Kane-no-naru-oka Number 11 Romance lift
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Open until Sunday 2nd April
Han-no-ki Number 3 quad lift
Tsugaike Chuo triple chair lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II
Kane-no-naru-oka Romance lift
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Open until Sunday 9th April
Shirakaba quad
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Open until Sunday 7th May
Tsugaike Ropeway
Gondola
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Part open until Sunday 2nd April.
Official snow depth:
Top: 350cm
Base: 205cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Part open until Sunday 2nd April.
Official snow depth:
Top: 120cm

Kashimayari:
Part open until Sunday 2nd April.
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 30th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for info on resort operations

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 30th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 1cm 5cm
24th March 4cm 5cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 6cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 6cm 8cm
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 151cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 523cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 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]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
- -
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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