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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Monday 19th April 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Partly cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Good
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Monday 19th April 2021, 8:13am
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Sunday 18th April 2021, 7:30am 0cm
Saturday 17th April 2021, 8:36am 0cm
Friday 16th April 2021, 8:29am 0cm
Thursday 15th April 2021, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 14th April 2021, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 13th April 2021, 8:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 420cm

Good morning from Hakuba.

Yesterday was a bit of a wild one. Heavy rain and strong winds... and then, snow. Up on the mountains anyway.

Happo-one (which had to close yesterday due to conditions) reporting 10-12cm of fresh snowfall on upper slopes.
Hakuba 47 are reporting 15cm on their social media yesterday afternoon, and 5cm on their official site. (15cm yesterday and 5cm overnight?). Take your pick.
Tsugaike Kogen has even upped it's upper snow depth number by over 20cm this morning. (!!)

That is great to report. (Note: none down to village).

I feel the need to confirm this with my own eyes and while I really wanted to play around with spreadsheets and fill our some tax forms, I think I will go and do that instead.

It's calmer this morning. Lots of blue sky and some cloud this morning. Forecasts for the week ahead show lots of clear conditions this week with temperatures gradually rising back up to approaching 20C by the end of the week.

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Individual ski area data: Monday 19th April 2021
The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.
Bit early this morning so some information not update

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts (planned):
- Grat quad
- Alpen quad
- Adam Gondola
- Panorama pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair

Open courses (planned):
- Riesen Grat
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Upper Urakuro
- Panorama
- Kokusai Number 1 lift (only open weekends and 29th April through 5th May)
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 10cm
- Usagidaira: 12cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 160cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts (planned):
- Gondola
- Line AB pair
- Line C quad
- Line E pair

Open courses (planned):
- All main courses remain open
- A short walk is required on parts of R-7
- Beginners are advised to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 5cm (overnight? unclear)
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 25cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts (planned):
- Planned operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair (only open weekends & Golden Week)

Open courses (planned):
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 10cm
- Iimori: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Upper: 150cm
- Iimori: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts (planned):
- Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair

Open courses (planned):
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-no-ki
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 25cm (!!)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 161cm
- Base: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May


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Other ski areas in the region are now closed


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Total snowfall accumulation on upper areas:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)
* Numbers reported by ski areas

Hakuba 47832cm
Hakuba Cortina915cm
Hakuba Goryu1083cm
Hakuba Happo-one867cm
Tsugaike Kogen985cm


The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Goryu
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Goryu


Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th April 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 19th April 2021
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th April 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Monday 19th April 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
19th April 0cm - 0cm
18th April 0cm - 0cm
17th April 0cm - 0cm
16th April 0cm - 0cm
15th April 0cm - 0cm
14th April 0cm - 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 3cm 7cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 165cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total 102cm 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total 3cm 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 420cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 19th April 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
102cm
[417cm]
3cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
-
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
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]
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