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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Tuesday 21st November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Some cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 8:39am
23cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 8:55am 2cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:33am 4cm
Thursday 16th November 2017, 8:57am 0cm
Tuesday 14th November 2017, 10:32am 0cm
Friday 10th November 2017, 10:43am 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 29cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 29cm

Update at 10:30am

Season In!

Happo-one were reporting 60cm of snowfall on the mountain this morning and they opened at 9:30am with the Kokusai Number 1 and 3 lifts operating. A special lift ticket price of 2600 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children is available.

Hakuba 47 were reporting 40-50cm of snowfall on the mountain with up to 60cm up top. (Apologies for my excited mistaken comment earlier one - the Alps Number 1 lift is of course a Hakuba Goryu lift, not a Hakuba 47 lift. I have edited that below). So the Hakuba Goryu gondola and Alps Number 1 pair lift are operating this morning with the Panorama course available to slide down.

I'm not hearing anything from Tsugaike yet.

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Original morning report

What a beautiful morning it is.

The sun is out, there is a mix of blue sky and cloud and most importantly there is a lovely layer of fresh snow on the ground down to village. Our few measuring points tell us 23cm to add to the report with of course more than that higher up.

And there's more... Happo-one are actually going to open today (Kokusai Number 1 and 3 lifts) at a still undetermined time but perhaps before lunch.

And there's more... Hakuba Goryu are going to open today (top Alps Number 1 lift) at 10:30am.

I want to get this report out quickly so I will be checking information again a little later this morning and updating this report, so do come back!

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Official planned ski resort opening dates:

Today
Hakuba Happo-one
Hakuba 47

Thursday 23rd November 2017
Hakuba Happo-one
Tsugaike Kogen

Late November 2017
Hakuba Goryu

Friday 15th December 2017
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 16th December 2017
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2017
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

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From previous report:

In ski resort news, the main thing I can report is that this season Hakuba Sanosaka will not be part of the joint ‘Hakuba Valley’ ticket deal. There were various rumours going around about Sanosaka over summer... it will be opening but it looks like operations will be somewhat scaled down with just three lifts (Number 2 quad lift, Number 3 quad lift, Number 6 pair lift) scheduled to be operating. The ‘Hakuba Valley’ lift ticket prices for the 2017-2018 season have been updated on each of the 9 ski resort pages on SnowJapan.

Hakuba Now will be updated daily once the ski lifts start operating. If you want more pre-season reading and info on how previous early seasons went, you can check the archive Hakuba Now reports using the links lower down this page.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts will begin the season TODAY!!

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 21st November 2017
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 2017
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 Tuesday 21st November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st November 23cm - -
20th November 2cm - -
19th November 4cm - -
16th November 0cm - 0cm
14th November 0cm - -
10th November 0cm 0cm -
7th May 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 29cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total - 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 29cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st November 2017
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 - 29cm
[29cm]
- - - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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