Hakuba Now daily snow and weather reports

Hakuba Now

9:10am, 4th March 2015
Current weather conditions:
Mostly cloudy possibly clearing up
weather condition Precipitation:
None now
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
2C Wind conditions:
Slight northerly, stronger higher
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


Morning from Hakuba. Some fresh snow on the ground this morning.

Some pretty cool views in places this morning - take a look at the Happo webcam image posted below. Sea of clouds. Impressive scenery and I wish I were up there right now!

The clouds seem to be in the process of clearing and the sun might be with us by this afternoon with a high temp or around +5 degrees forecast.

Tomorrow should be cooler but according to the forecast there doesn't seem to be forecast on the menu.


One bit of news, or is that 'pre-news'!

As you will probably know if you read these reports all the time, the data for reported snowfall on the mountain for each resort is noted in each report - in the area below - but we're trying to think of a way to make that data clearer. It involves deciding on things like which actual data to use, from where, and how to display it.

This won't be something that will be happening for this season and no promises at this stage but looking forward to next season we're going to be trying to do something on that score.



Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 5cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and 3cm at Toomi and Iimori.
All courses planned to be open (except Adventure Course).

- Alps Daira - 345cm
- Toomi - 175cm
- Iimori - 175cm


Hakuba 47:
Reporting >cm of new snowfall yesterday and non overnight.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 340cm
- Lower - 165cm


Reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.

- Usagidaira - 310cm
- Nakiyama - 170cm
- Sakka - 170cm


Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall.
All course areas appear to be open this morning.

- Upper - 435cm
- Lower - 265cm


Tsugaike Kogen:
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.
Top section of Gondola doesn't seem to be open at the start of the day.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 390cm
- Maruyama - 200cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 205cm


Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0-10cm of fresh snowfall.

- Upper - 275cm
- Lower - 165cm


Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall.

- 260cm



- 195cm


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:
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts in the valley look to be open as normal

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Report Current Season Monthly Observed Snowfall
7 Days
Mar 2015 14-15
So far
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Hakuba Now
4th March 2015, 9:10 AM
22cm 9cm 516cm 2014/2015 season
- 0cm
- -
2013/2014 season
- 35cm

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

Please note / Disclaimers

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

Hakuba Goryu
Observed snowfall* 2cm
Official snow depth 175cm
Previous day 170cm
Hakuba Cortina
Observed snowfall* 3cm
Official snow depth 265cm
Previous day 260cm

Observed Japan snowfall graphs and tables – please be sure to read this page for more information on the data.

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