Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Limited - poor
This report
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:33am
16cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 56cm
Last 14 reports (total): 79cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 16cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 128cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello from Hakuba.

Enjoy your New Years Day? I was out at 47 with a group of folk from Australia and New Zealand in the afternoon. Light snow with a little wind and while there wasn't a fresh layer for the new year it was keeping cold and we enjoyed some good conditions.

And this morning I have news of a fresh layer on the mountain. First up, this is how much snowfall the ski resorts around the valley are reporting:

Hakuba Goryu: 10-15cm (base-top)
Hakuba 47: about 25cm (top)
Hakuba Cortina: 10cm (base-top)
Hakuba Happo-one 20cm (Adam gondola top)
Hakuba Iwatake: 10cm (base-top)

So there is some nice fresh powder to enjoy this morning. We might get some more during the day today and tomorrow with clearer skies currently forecast for Friday with a return to snow again by Saturday. That sounds like a decent weather pattern to me.

I think I'm going to check out Happo today. See you tomorrow.

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Oh yes, now that ski resorts are mostly or fully open I have tried to simplify the resort-specific information (below). I have also added night time operation information at the bottom of the report. Let's nighta!

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 2nd 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: 160cm
- Usagidaira: 125cm
- Nakiyama: 45cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Riesen Grat, Urakuro, Omusubi and Nakiyama Wall

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 165cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Adventure

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 150cm
- Base: 45cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open
- Freedom and Tree Riding Zones not yet open

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 160cm
- Han-no-ki: 150cm
- Maruyama: 60cm
- Shirakaba: 100cm
- Champion: 100cm
- Oya-no-hara: 80cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open apart from part of Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 105cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open apart from Itadaira Ridge

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 110cm
- Village Side: 40cm

Notes:
- 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

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

Notes:
- Almost all courses areas are open
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

Notes:
- All courses areas are now open
- All lifts apart from Number 8 are operating

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Hakuba Sanosaka

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

Notes:
- All lifts are operating

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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 8:33am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd 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 Wednesday 2nd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
2nd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 56cm 60cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 79cm 67cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 16cm 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 128cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd 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]
16cm
[128cm]
- - - -
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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