Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st January 2019

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:08am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Generally good
This report
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 9:08am
0cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:48am 3cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 8:32am 5cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25am 16cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:37am 16cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 112cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning Hakuba fans! And a very Happy New Year to you all. Let's hope that 2019 will be a great one for Hakuba.

We start the new year with some cloud and some blue sky. It's a calm morning; and nice and cold so that should be keeping snow conditions nice.

Most resorts are now close to being fully open, though we could always do with some more snow. It's a never-ending 'want more' kind of thing isn't it? I notice that Iwatake isn't close to being fully open yet - some of their slopes are lower down and so they are perhaps struggling a bit with the snow.

Hopefully there'll be more falling overnight tonight.

---

A message from SnowJapan

If you didn’t already know, we are currently running a special ski lift ticket prize draw on SnowJapan. Full details can be found here, so please do go and take a look.

We have already received many entries for the prize draw. Good luck to everyone who has entered.

Lots of you have very kindly taken the chance to send us comments and thoughts about our website. We don’t often get to hear this kind of feedback, so it really is fantastic to read so many supportive comments and good ideas. We really do appreciate it. Thank you.

One thing that comes across is how much our website means to so many people out there. We can of course always see the large website traffic statistics, but in the end, they are just numbers. Comments and words of encouragement from real people make it all that much more... real. At times the volume of things that need to be done can get to feel somewhat overwhelming, so it is nice to hear the support.

Hopefully, one thing that comes across to people who know our site is the love, care and enthusiasm that we put into it. We are going to keep on (stubbornly!) doing what we are doing, always trying to improve and move forward.

Many of you have asked how you can help support us. The easiest way to help is to simply spread the word about the site - just let other people know about SnowJapan.com. Whether it’s a post on social media, a link on your website, in conversation or whatever. And please don’t forget to mention SnowJapan if you contact any of the accommodations or other businesses that you find on our site. It all goes towards helping us.

Thank you again. And Happy New Year!

May 2019 be particularly snowy one.

-----

Ski resort information on Tuesday 1st January 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 140cm
- Usagidaira: 95cm
- Nakiyama: 45cm

Lifts:
- Most lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All areas apart from the Riesen Grat, Urakuro, Omusubi and Nakiyama Wall areas are now available

-----

Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 150cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All of the top area is open
- All lower areas apart from Cosmo River, Straight Whiskey and Snow Diving are open

-----

Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 125cm
- Base: 35cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All main courses now available
- Freedom, R6 Beginners Park and Tree Riding Zones are not currently open

-----

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 135cm
- Han-no-ki: 130cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Shirakaba: 80cm
- Champion: 70cm
- Oya-no-hara: 60cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Lifts:
- Most lifts now operating

Courses:
- All courses apart from part of Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2 are open

-----

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 168cm
- Base: 112cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating
- Nighta from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Ikenota

Courses:
- All courses apart from Itadaira Ridge are open

-----

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 100cm
- Village Side: 40cm

Courses:
- The South, View C, North, East and View D courses on Mountain Side are open
- Part of the Sunny Valley, by1 and by2 courses on the Village Side are open

-----

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

Lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Courses:
- Almost all courses are open

-----

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

Lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

Courses:
- Most courses are now open

-----

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 50cm
- Base: 20cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are operating

-----

Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in the Nakiyama base area (Nakiyama Number 2 pair lift)
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6:00pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays and certain holidays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6:00pm until 8:50pm on 1st, 5th, 12th 13th January
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 1st, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January; 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most areas open - see above for more info

<
Monday 31st December 2018
This report
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
SnowJapan Community
Introducing the new SnowJapan Community. Ask and answer questions about Japan winter sports, with more functionality coming soon. Go here for more details
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 1:03pm
Myoko Now 7cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 9:49am
Shiga Kogen Now 2cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 9:07am
Naeba Now 1cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:03am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:44am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:41am
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:36am
Niseko Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:25am
Zao Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:23am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 7:45am
Madarao Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 7:56am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 7:55am
Furano Now 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 7:43am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Cultural Experiences
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 1st January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 1st January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st January 0cm 1cm 2cm
31st December 3cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 5cm 0cm 7cm
29th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
28th December 16cm 24cm 11cm
27th December 0cm 32cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 61cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 66cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 0cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 112cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
0cm
[112cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Hakuba Now reports before Tuesday 1st January 2019
Hakuba Now reports from the same period last season
Hakuba Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Hakuba Now by clicking on the month

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002