Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 5th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Very good
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Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 5th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

After that fine start yesterday, it got windy in the afternoon - enough to affect some upper lifts - and we got some rain too.

But! We also got some snow. Happo-one is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall at the top of the Gondola station and 47 are reporting a dusting from mid areas upwards. None at base. Still, good to hear about that.

This morning we have been enjoying an impressively impressive sea of clouds on the Happo webcam (see below, that one is from 8am) - I always love that amazing scenery - but from down here in the village it's looking like a fine morning with a mix of blue sky and cloud.

It has actually been relatively chilly this morning too but it will be warming up during the day.

The forecast remains rather interesting over the weekend. I wonder how much snow we might get on the mountainsides.

Snow around base areas that are now closed is very quickly disappearing now with lots of ground appearing. For example, the base Iimori area of Goryu has changed from being mostly white to mostly brown just since Sunday. Still, you can (just about) ski or board back down to base at all four of the four resorts that remain open.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 5th April 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift & course info:

- Upper areas of the resort remain open
- The Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South base courses remain open but other base areas are now closed

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 260cm
- Usagidaira: 160cm
- Lower: 15cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift & course info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Toomi Four

- The top area and Toomi run remain open
- You can still ride back down to Gondola base
- The Iimori area is now closed

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Toomi: 80cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift & course info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

- All main courses remain open
- You can still ride back down to base
- The Tree Riding Zones are now closed for the season

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 75cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift & courses info:

- Gondola, Han-no-ki high speed pair, Tsuga Number 1 pair and Tsugaike Ropeway are operating

- Top Tsuga-no-mori, Han-kou, Han-no-ki areas remain open
- You can still ride back down to Gondola base via Karamatsu

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 255cm
- Han-no-ki: 240cm
- Maruyama: -cm
- Shirakaba: 160cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: 55cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Thursday 5th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four ski resorts remain at least part open

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4th April 0cm 4cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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March observed snowfall total 17cm 65cm 35cm
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158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
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17cm
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64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
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[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
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2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
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168cm
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10cm
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6cm
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