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):


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.


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.


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


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

- Upper - 280cm
- Lower - 170cm


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


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

- Upper - 380cm
- Lower - 240cm


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


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

- Upper - 260cm
- Lower - 155cm


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

- 260cm


All areas now open.

- 190cm


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.
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

For more information about the Now daily snow and weather reporting on SnowJapan, please read this.

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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