Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Friday 3rd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue sky and due to clear up
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Varied; and improving
This report
Friday 3rd February 2017, 8:45am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 9cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 316cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Friday 3rd February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Strong winds affecting some resorts at the start of the day today - all of Hakuba 47 on standby and the top of Goryu, lots of Happo and the gondola at Tsugaike Kogen. Hopefully things might calm down up to allow them to open...

Resorts reporting 0cm to up to 10cm of snowfall, again probably the wind is the reason.

There's lots of cloud around this morning but also some blue sky to be seen in places, and the forecast does indicate clearing skies as the day goes on. It should stay quite chilly during the day.

Tomorrow the forecast is for sunshine from the start of the day and milder conditions. It should be a calm, beautiful day and I expect resorts to be busy. An early start is highly recommended!

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Friday 3rd February 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
All lifts on stand-by at the start of the day due to strong winds.
Tree Riding Zones should be open today.
Official snow depth
Upper: 260cm
Base: 135cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Strong winds affecting top pair lifts at the start of the day.
Official snow depth
Alps: 305cm
Toomi: 150cm
Iimori: 130cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola and a number of mostly top lifts affected by wind this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 195cm
Kurobishi: 195cm
Lower: 145cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola and top Tsuga Number 2 pair lift affected by wind at the start of the day.
All courses are open.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 305cm
Han-no-ki: 290cm
Maruyama: 170cm
Oya-no-hara: 140cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Top: 310cm
Base: 200cm

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

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 240cm

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 8:45am on Friday 3rd February 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Strong winds at the start of the day affecting some resorts - more on that above

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 3rd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd February 2cm 0cm 0cm
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
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Previous 14 days total 80cm 42cm 22cm
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 9cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 316cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
9cm
[316cm]
- - -
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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