Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st February 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 1st February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times, in places
wind condition
3m/s NNE
Decent
This report
Sunday 1st February 2015, 8:48am
5cm
Saturday 31st January 2015, 8:40am 10cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 8:21am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 9:10am 2cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 8:50am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 8:54am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 5cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 407cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It was snowing yesterday - quite heavily at times - until late afternoon, with those windy conditions continuing. I was up at Goryu mid-afternoon - the snow was really coming down and at times nearly total whiteout conditions.

Some more snowfall overnight and it's a cold morning with snow still falling in places but as I write this now it has eased off - I can even see some blue sky up there and is that some sun shining through in places. It may well be.

Strong morning winds affecting some top lifts again this morning around the resorts, fingers crossed that situation will improve to allow them to open.

We aren't expecting much snow today and over the next few days the forecast is generally for a mix of cloud, sun and light snow showers from time to time. It should be keeping cold, perhaps with slightly milder conditions around Wesnesday and Thursday.

Should be a fun day out there especially if visibility improves and the wind calms.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Sunday 1st February 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 10cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira, 5cm at Toomi and Iimori.
Top Alps Daira lifts on hold due to strong winds.
All courses planned to be open(except Adventure Course) - Panorama will depend on lifts.

- Alps Daira - 305cm
- Toomi - 170cm
- Iimori - 170cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 15cm of new snowfall on upper areas during the day yesterday; 5cm overnight.
The Line A and C lifts now open until 4:20pm daily.
Early on, Line E lift on hold.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 310cm
- Lower - 185cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 10+cm of fresh snow at Usagidaira.
Top lifts not open early on due to weather conditions.
Happo Banks The Snow Park is now open.

- Usagidaira - 330cm
- Nakiyama - 170cm
- Sakka - 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 15-20cm of new snowfall.
A number of areas of the resort 'confirming safety' (Lifts 4 and 5) early on.

- Upper - 430cm
- Lower - 285cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Uma-no-se and Forest course closed early morning.
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 375cm
- Maruyama - 200cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 215cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0-5cm of fresh snowfall.

- Upper - 280cm
- Lower - 175cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Currently checking some courses for safety before opening.

- 270cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.

- 200cm

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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.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open - some top lifts affected by wind early morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 1st February 2015
2013/2014
Season
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1st February 5cm 0cm 0cm
31st January 10cm 0cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
28th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 1cm 15cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 3cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 23cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 5cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 407cm 423cm 565cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
5cm
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2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
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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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