Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th January 2015

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Moderate - strong winds in places
Decent and improving
This report
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 8:15am
2cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 7:58am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 8:50am 10cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 9:25am 5cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 9:30am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 27cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 303cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

A bit of heavy (omoi) snow up higher yesterday, but it was raining in the village and at lower levels unfortunately with very mild conditions and strong winds. Not the best conditions that's for sure!

But! It got colder overnight and there has been some snowfall. Just a few cm here around base areas. Bit more higher up (Cortina report up to 20cm).

Hard and icy conditions lower down, and a bit 'dust on crust' as I have heard from a few people this morning. Could really do with another deep delivery to give us a proper refresh.

There's quite a lot of cloud hanging on but also blue skies opening up now. Fairly strong winds again this morning which are affecting some lifts - details as I have them at the time of writing the report are noted below. That situation may well change.

Once again it'll be fun seeing how conditions change over the day though local forecasts do seem to be saying we can expect some more snow today and into tomorrow and temperatures will remain low.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Wednesday 7th January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 5cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira, 0-5cm on lower areas.
Strong winds affecting top pair lifts.
All courses open except Adventure Course.

- Alps Daira - 285cm
- Toomi - 155cm
- Iimori - 155cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola on hold due to strong winds.
R4 Snow Park will be closed today as they give it a 'full remake'. Should re-open tomorrow.
Tree Riding Zone open.

- Upper - 255cm
- Lower - 155cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.

- Usagidaira - 280cm
- Nakiyama - 140cm
- Sakka - 130cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 20cm of new snowfall this morning.
Most of the resort is open. 'Confirming safety' for many courses at the time of writing.

- Upper - 350cm
- Lower - 220cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Forest course and Uma-no-se Course closed this morning due to adverse weather conditions.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 330cm
- Maruyama - 185cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 195cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Most of Iwatake is open - a number of courses on the Mountain Side closed this morning.

- Upper - 250cm
- Lower - 120cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Resort is mostly open.

- 260cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.
Night skiing every day until 15th March.

- 200cm

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Night skiing at resorts in the Hakuba area:

Hakuba Goryu:
Toomi area every day until 31st March. 6pm until 9:30pm.
Hakuba Happo-one:
Nakiyama area every day until mid March. 5pm until 9pm.
Hakuba Cortina:
Every day until 31st March. 5pm until 8pm.
Tsugaike Kogen:
Kane-no-naru-oka on Saturdays in January (and 11th); February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January 10th (and 11th); February 7th, 14th, 28th; Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area are open

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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 Wednesday 7th January 2015
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 7th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
7th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 4cm
3rd January 5cm 0cm 3cm
2nd January 0cm 40cm 15cm
1st January 10cm 2cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 42cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 60cm 63cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 27cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 303cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 7th January 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
27cm
[303cm]
- - - -
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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