Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 11th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 11th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Some cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Moderate NNW
visibility condition
Generally good but varied in places
This report
Friday 11th January 2019, 8:53am
3cm
Thursday 10th January 2019, 8:36am 2cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 8:36am 22cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:42am 5cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 8:49am 5cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:43am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 57cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 169cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 11th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

It was a cloudy start to the day but clearing up now.

Let's rewind a little. It was a mix of cloud and blue skies yesterday. Very cold but not much of a wind.

This morning is milder and there's a bit of snow on the ground; the ski resorts are reporting 5-10cm of fresh as follows:

Hakuba 47: 5cm
Hakuba Goryu: 5cm
Hakuba Cortina: 8cm (base); 10cm (top)
Hakuba Happo-one: 5cm (top of Riesen quad)

A bit windy this morning on the mountain it seems with a few lifts affected at the start of the day - top part of the gondola at Tsugaike and top lifts at Happo-one.

Visibility is varied this morning depending on where you are - some mountain areas are still shrouded in cloud, but mostly there is blue sky over the village.

Monday (14th) is a holiday in Japan (Coming of Age Day) and so it's one of the big peak weekends of the winter season. A lot of people will be here for the weekend and we can expect places to be busy. Perhaps a good time to check out less popular places? Wherever you are aiming to hit, I would recommend trying to get an early start.

The weather looks set to be generally fine over the weekend. Calm and sunny/cloudy.

We'll be wanting more fresh snow once the busy weekend sees snow tracked out - forecasts show the next delivery due perhaps Tuesday.

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Photos today from Hakuba Happo-one, Hakuba 47 and Hakuba Iwatake.

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Ski resort information on Friday 11th 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: 205cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Nakiyama: 80cm

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: 200cm
- Toomi: 100cm
- Iimori: 60cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Adventure

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 195cm
- Base: 80cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open
- Tree Riding Zones open

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 170cm
- Han-no-ki: 165cm
- Maruyama: 80cm
- Shirakaba: 120cm
- Champion: 110cm
- Oya-no-hara: 80cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 205cm
- Base: 125cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 120cm
- Village Side: 50cm

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

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 180cm

Notes:
- Most course areas are open
- All lifts apart from Number 1 and 7 are operating

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 100cm

Notes:
- All courses areas are open
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 60cm

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 12th 13th January
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January; 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 11th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts open - see above for individual info

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 11th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
11th January 3cm 18cm 4cm
10th January 2cm 8cm 2cm
9th January 22cm 2cm 5cm
8th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th January 5cm 0cm 3cm
5th January 1cm 3cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 31cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 74cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 57cm 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 169cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 11th 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]
57cm
[169cm]
- - - -
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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