Hakuba Now daily snow and weather reports

Hakuba Now

8:21am, 30th January 2015
Current weather conditions:
Cloudy overcast
weather condition Precipitation:
Light snowfall
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
-3C Wind conditions:
Light wind
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):
-5C

Report

Good morning from Hakuba, and what a beautiful morning it was yesterday wasn't it.

By mid afternoon a thin overcast look had taken over, but it was a stunner while it lasted.

A dusting of snow on the mountains reported this morning with Hakuba 47, Goryu and Happo beating out Cortina in snowfall numbers - a full 2cm reported on their slopes overnight! ;)

Not to fear, as decent snowfall is hopefully about to happen - with snow forecast through into Sunday as the local forecast stands just now. Bring it on, I say.

It's cloudy, just a light south westerly breeze and light snowfall at the moment with a temperature of around -3C now.

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Over at the Kita-one area of the Happo-one resort they have their 'Happo Banks The Snow Park' opening tomorrow morning with events starting at 9:30am over there. Once open it should be open (for free) until 5th April.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Friday 30th January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 2cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and 1cm lower down.
All courses open (except Adventure Course).

- Alps Daira - 295cm
- Toomi - 165cm
- Iimori - 165cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 2cm of new snowfall.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 280cm
- Lower - 170cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 2cm of fresh snow.
Happo Banks The Snow Park opening event planned for 31st January - parts of Kitaone closed during preparations.

- Usagidaira - 295cm
- Nakiyama - 160cm
- Sakka - 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 1cm of new snowfall.
All courses open.

- Upper - 380cm
- Lower - 240cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Uma-no-se course and Forest course open this morning.
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 335cm
- Maruyama - 180cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.

- Upper - 260cm
- Lower - 155cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses plan to be open.

- 260cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.

- 190cm

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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; February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January; February 7th, 14th, 28th; Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.


Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the Hakuba area are open

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Hakuba Goryu:

5cm snowfall in the last 7 days
116cm snowfall in January 2015
392cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Hakuba Cortina:

15cm snowfall in the last 7 days
313cm snowfall in January 2015
675cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Please note / Disclaimers

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Hakuba Goryu
New snowfall* 0cm
Current snow 165cm
Previous day 165cm
 
Hakuba Cortina
New snowfall* 0cm
Current snow 240cm
Previous day 245cm

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