Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th February 2019

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Friday 8th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy (some breaks in the cloud in places)
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow in places / eased off in others
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Friday 8th February 2019, 8:45am
3cm
Thursday 7th February 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 6th February 2019, 8:31am 0cm
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 8:42am 1cm
Monday 4th February 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 3rd February 2019, 8:32am 0cm
Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8:42am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 11cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 330cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Friday 8th February 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Fine in the morning with clouds in the afternoon is how things ended up yesterday. Hakuba 47 were reporting 'mizore' (sleet), I experienced something a bit wetter than that.

But this morning it is noticeably colder and there is some fresh snow to report. Here is what the ski resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Cortina: 0-cm (base); 10-cm (top)
Hakuba Happo-one: 5cm (top of Riesen)
Hakuba 47: 5cm
Hakuba Goryu: 2cm (Toomi); 10cm (top)

Lots of cloud still and snow falling in places, though there's actually some small bits of blue sky showing through in places - so it's a case of varying current conditions depending on where you are in the valley.

Some forecasts look good for tomorrow night, others seem less excited about the chance of snow. As we can't do much about it, let's just enjoy what we have and see what happens (as they say).

Long weekend ahead, as Monday is 'National Foundation Day' and a national holiday. It's usually one of the most popular and busy weekends of the winter season.

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Webcam image this morning from Happo-one, Hakuba 47 and Hakuba Iwatake.

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Ski resort information on Friday 8th February 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.
All ski resorts in the area are currently open. Any further resort specific notes made below.

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 165cm
- Nakiyama: 125cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 285cm
- Toomi: 155cm
- Iimori: 110cm

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 265cm
- Base: 125cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 330cm
- Han-no-ki: 300cm
- Maruyama: 145cm
- Shirakaba: 245cm
- Champion: 145cm
- Oya-no-hara: 170cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 165cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 200cm
- Village Side: 120cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 235cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 205cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 120cm

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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
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Friday 8th February 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts appear to be opening as planned

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 8th February 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 Friday 8th February 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 Friday 8th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
8th February 3cm 2cm 3cm
7th February 0cm 3cm 14cm
6th February 0cm 8cm 12cm
5th February 1cm 22cm 0cm
4th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 0cm 2cm
2nd February 4cm 4cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 39cm 38cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 61cm 55cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 207cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total 11cm 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 330cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th February 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]
207cm
[319cm]
11cm
[330cm]
- - -
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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