Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 5th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
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Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
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Light NNW
visibility condition
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This report
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:43am
1cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:45am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 20cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 132cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

It doesn't feel as cold this morning and the temperatures being reported by the ski resorts reflect that. Just -3 from Happo and milder than that being reported by 47/Goryu.

Anyway there has been a bit of snowfall this morning and some resorts are reporting some numbers - Happo-one saying there's 6cm by the top of the Riesen quad and Cortina are reporting 2cm at base and up top. Fingers crossed we get some fresh through the day tomorrow, though I wouldn't expect anything significant. I'd honestly prefect colder conditions to keep the snow we got in good condition.

After today, the next decent snowfall looks set to be with us around Tuesday/Wednesday.

Good news from Hakuba 47 - the Osaru part of their Tree Riding Zone is opening from today. Yey! (You need to register to use thoose areas).

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Ski resort information on Saturday 5th 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: 165cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Nakiyama: 55cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Riesen Grat
- Urakuro and Omusubi off-piste areas not yet open

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Toomi: 80cm
- 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
- 'Osaru' Tree Riding Zone is open ('Kamoshika' TRZ not yet open)

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 145cm
- Han-no-ki: 140cm
- Maruyama: 60cm
- Shirakaba: 100cm
- Champion: 90cm
- Oya-no-hara: 80cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 65cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 118cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

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

Notes:
- Both the Mountain Side and Village Side are part open

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 180cm

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

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 85cm

Notes:
- All courses areas are now open
- All lifts are operating

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 70cm
- Base: 30cm

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 8:43am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 5th January 2019
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th 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 Saturday 5th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
5th January 1cm 3cm 1cm
4th January 0cm 5cm 0cm
3rd January 3cm 34cm 2cm
2nd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
1st January 0cm 1cm 2cm
31st December 3cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 5cm 0cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 44cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 109cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 20cm 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 132cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
20cm
[132cm]
- - - -
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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