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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:38am on Monday 27th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, sun trying to appear, increasing blue sky, clearer weather forecast
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NE
visibility condition
Fair to good
This report
Monday 27th February 2017, 7:38am
5cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:36am 7cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9:12am 1cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:44am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 151cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 458cm

Morning from Hakuba.

It did get cloudier as the day went on yesterday. While I was over at Hakuba Iwatake snow started falling from early afternoon - initially at the same time as the sun was out, but by later in the afternoon it was close to white-out conditions... couldn't see a thing!

Resorts this morning are reporting up to 8cm of fresh snow on upper areas (Cortina).

This morning there is still a lot of cloud up there but it's quite bright and it feels like it is going to quickly clear up. That's what the local forecasts say too. Right now there's a bank of greyer lower cloud with the sun lighting up the backdrop making for some interesting scenery.

Enough of scenery, what about snow as we approach the end of February. Well, we probably shouldn't expect much (if any) over the next few days but snowfall due again on Thursday/Friday though there looks to be a good (or is that bad) chance of rain before snow once again (on Thursday). We'll just have to wait and see how that develops and hopefully changes for the better.

In the meantime, it should be a good day to be out today. That's where I'm heading right now.

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Resort news as of 7:30am on Monday 27th February 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 270cm
Base: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0-8cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 325cm
Toomi: 170cm
Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 250cm
Kurobishi: 315cm
Lower: 150cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 370cm
Han-no-ki: 370cm
Maruyama: 170cm
Oya-no-hara: 150cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 145cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 350cm
Base: 230cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 200cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 220cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 190cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts hopefully opening as planned at the start of the morning

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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 Monday 27th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 27th February 2017
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th February 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)
  2016/2017
*as of Monday 27th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th February 5cm 5cm 3cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 7cm 1cm 0cm
23rd February 1cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 16cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 6cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 22cm 54cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 458cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 27th February 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
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
- - -
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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