Hakuba Now daily snow and weather reports

Hakuba Now

8:57am, 11th February 2016
Current weather conditions:
Clear blue skies
weather condition Precipitation:
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
-6C Wind conditions:
Light NE
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


What a great day yesterday was, definitely the 'deepest' of the season.

No new snow being reported from around the resorts this morning but it's a calmer and clearer morning so there should be a lot of people wanting to get up there early this morning and enjoy the conditions. Blue skies and sunshine and hardly a hint of a cloud to be seen.

Tomorrow also looks like it should be clear and sunny - and warmer too perhaps temperatures rising in the village to around 8 degrees.

And then we get to the weekend - and the forecast still says rain and warmth. Which is really just not on is it. Spoilsport weather. Let's just keep on hoping that the forecast will be wrong (just like it has been this season quite a lot).

We should be back to snowfall come Monday though so we just have to get through the weekend with fingers crossed!

For now though it should be an excellent day to be out on the slopes. Hope you can enjoy it. Today is a national holiday (National Foundation Day) so you should expect more people around than a normal weekday though perhaps not like a weekend... always difficult to know on a day like this.


Resort news as of 8:45am on Thursday 11th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

** Please note that some lifts and courses may well be affected by weather conditions this morning - please check with resorts you plan to go to for the latest

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are open.
Part of the Tree Riding Zone is open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 260cm
Base: 140cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses except Snow Diving are open.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 270cm
Toomi: 140cm
Iimori: 140cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall on mountain.
All open (apart from the Kurobishi Off Piste Area).
Happo Banks Snow Park is now open.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 240cm
Nakiyama: 120cm
Sakka: 120cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are open.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight.
Official snow depth:
Top: 265cm
Base: 170cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are open.
Nighta at Kane-no-naru-oka on 13th February; at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 13th/20th February and 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 291cm
Maruyama: 140cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All of Village Side is now open but parts of the Mountain Side not open (Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, View A, View B).
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 160cm
Lower: 70cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses except Snake are now generally open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be opening as planned

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Report Current Season Monthly Observed Snowfall
7 Days
Feb 2016 15-16
So far
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Hakuba Now
11th February 2016, 8:57 AM
54cm 58cm 260cm 2015/2016 season
- 10cm
- - -
2014/2015 season
- 0cm

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

Please note / Disclaimers

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Hakuba Goryu
Observed snowfall* 0cm
Official snow depth 140cm
Previous day 140cm

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

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