Hakuba Now daily snow and weather reports

Hakuba Now

8:37am, 1st May 2016
Current weather conditions:
weather condition Precipitation:
Rain, hopefully soon to ease off
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
11C Wind conditions:
Strong winds higher up
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


Morning from Hakuba.

A fine morning yesterday though later in the day some gloomy looking clouds moved in over the mountains.

Rain falling this morning unfortunately and it seems that there's some strong winds up on the mountains (doesn't feel particularly windy down here at the moment).

Hakuba Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen are both closed early this morning due to the wind.

It looks like the top area of Hakuba Goryu is open with the Gondola moving - making it basically the only option at the moment this morning.

Hopefully the rain will soon ease off and we might get some sunshine with sun forecast for tomorrow as well as much warmer conditions.


Golden Week holidays this year:

* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)


6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one


Resort news as of 8:30am on Sunday 1st May 2016 (subject to change due to snow and weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
** Lift on hold early on this morning due to strong winds **
Only the top Route 8 course by Line E lift remains open (along with the top Panorama course of Hakuba Goryu).
Top Line E lift only operating.
Access is via Hakuba Goryu - the base area of Hakuba 47 resort is now closed.
Line E plans to be operating until 5th May.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 70cm
Base: -cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Just the top Panorama course remains open (along with the Route 8 course of Hakuba 47).
Gondola and Alps Number 1 pair lift operating, all other areas now closed.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
Hakuba Goryu plans to be operating until 8th May.
Official snow depth
Alps: 70cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
** On hold this morning due to strong winds **
Just part of Panorama and Kurobishi areas now remain open.
The Riesen Grat course is now closed but the Grat quad lift remains operating - for climbers only.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 20cm
Nakiyama: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
** On hold this morning due to strong winds **
The top Upper Han-no-ki and part of Tsuga-no-mori courses remain open.
All other courses are now closed.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is open for spring season (note: extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 30cm
Maruyama: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm


Other resorts are now closed for the season.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

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May 2016 15-16
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