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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Wednesday 17th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain, sleet (snow higher up)
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Generally limited to poor
This report
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:46am
0cm
Tuesday 16th January 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Monday 15th January 2018, 6:54am 0cm
Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:36am 13cm
Saturday 13th January 2018, 7:12am 0cm
Friday 12th January 2018, 8:46am 10cm
Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:42am 18cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 95cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 300cm

Good morning from Hakuba.

Well, the feeling is there! But it's not a particularly good morning... rather, it's raining down here at base.

:(

It is trying to snow and in places around base wet snow is actually happening now. With temperatures set to rise a bit though, not sure if that can last.

I see that Happo are reporting 5cm of fresh snow at the top of the Adam gondola. No other resorts appear to be reporting fresh and there's none down at base. But snow does seem to be falling at higher elevations and we are still hopeful of some fresh numbers to report from the slopes tomorrow morning. Let's see.

Limited visibility in places too early on and these conditions may well affect some course/lift openings.

In the meantime I think more than a few people might take a day off today and either soak in an onsen or do some other 'cultural stuff'! That does mean of course that if you want to brave the conditions the slopes should be rather quiet.

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 17th January 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned

Courses open:
- All course are now open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 345cm
- Usagidaira: 175cm
- Lower: 90cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Alps Number 2 and 4 lifts usually operate on weekends only)

Courses open:
- All courses are open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 305cm
- Toomi: 115cm
- Iimori: 65cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is closed)

Courses open:
- All courses available apart from lower part of R-7 due to avalanche risk. Beginners recommended to take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 95cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating as planned

Courses open:
- All course areas are open apart from some parts of Sawa-one and Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 270cm
- Han-no-ki: 265cm
- Maruyama: 100cm
- Shirakaba: 225cm
- Champion: 110cm
- Oya-no-hara: 110cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 120cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 4 and 5 are operating

Courses open:
- A number of courses closed today - check with resort if you plan on being there

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 160cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- Base: 100cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 and 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 235cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

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

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 110cm

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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 20th, 27th January; 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

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open but some lifts and courses may be affected by weather conditions this morning. Check with resorts if you plan to be out there.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th January 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 17th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
17th January 0cm 17cm 0cm
16th January 0cm 16cm 3cm
15th January 0cm 14cm 2cm
14th January 13cm 31cm 4cm
13th January 0cm 57cm 0cm
12th January 10cm 12cm 3cm
11th January 18cm 4cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 41cm 151cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 162cm 25cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 95cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 300cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
95cm
[300cm]
- - - -
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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