Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th February 2021

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 4th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Varied
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Thursday 4th February 2021, 8:56am
5cm
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9:15am 8cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 9:07am 3cm
Monday 1st February 2021, 8:59am 2cm
Sunday 31st January 2021, 9:04am 6cm
Saturday 30th January 2021, 9:07am 8cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 9:06am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 18cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 333cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 4th February 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

This morning the ski areas are reporting different amounts of fresh snowfall, with Happo-one up to 15-20cm on their upper areas being the most. I have 5cm of snowfall to report.

It is just kind of overcast at the moment. We are expecting snow again today. Hoping that wind wont get in the way too much.

And then some sunshine tomorrow. Got to do stuff today so looking forward to that sun and calm tomorrow.

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47575cm
Hakuba Cortina702cm
Hakuba Goryu782cm
Hakuba Happo-one673cm
Tsugaike Kogen727cm


Unchanged this morning on checking the numbers. I'm a bit confused why they are unchanged this morning with the snowfall reported yesterday. But anyway, hopefully that will just self correct going forward...


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Individual ski area data: Thursday 4th February 2021
All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning. There are currently various adjustments to operations in effect at some ski areas due to the coronavirus situation. Please check with ski areas before you go just to make sure of exactly what is open.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 20cm
- Usagidaira: 15cm
- Nakiyama: 10cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 320cm
- Usagidaira: 240cm
- Nakiyama: 90cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 10cm
- Base: 5cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 315cm
- Base: 145cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 5cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 310cm
- Iimori: 130cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 3cm
- Base: 3cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 290cm
- Base: 165cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: ?cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 295cm
- Base: 80cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 70cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 240cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 100cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen
6:00pm until 9:00pm
13th, 20th, 27th February 2021
Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas

Night skiing is not planned at other ski areas during the 2020-2021 season


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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) 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 Happo-one
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Goryu (upper)

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 4th February 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some ski areas are operating different from planned at the moment due to covid-19 measures, especially on weekdays.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 4th February 2021
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Thursday 4th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
4th February 5cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 8cm 0cm 0cm
2nd February 3cm 0cm 4cm
1st February 2cm 0cm 3cm
31st January 6cm 1cm 0cm
30th January 8cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 8cm 0cm 33cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 1cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 11cm 110cm
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 18cm 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total - 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 333cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
18cm
[333cm]
- - -
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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