Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Friday 12th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, (bit of sun breaking through)
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow eased off
wind condition
Light ENE
visibility condition
Pretty decent generally, and getting clearer
This report
Friday 12th January 2018, 8:46am
10cm
Thursday 11th January 2018, 8:42am 18cm
Wednesday 10th January 2018, 8:34am 8cm
Tuesday 9th January 2018, 7:37am 2cm
Monday 8th January 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Sunday 7th January 2018, 8:17am 0cm
Saturday 6th January 2018, 8:46am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 82cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 287cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Friday 12th January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Fresh snowfall reported by the ski resorts this morning:

Hakuba Happo-one: 8cm
Hakuba 47: 5cm
Hakuba Cortina: 1cm

Not as much to report this morning - more that I am measuring actually... with conditions keeping very cold it should be great out there this morning again.

Earlier on snow was falling but now it is generally cloudy but I can see some snow actually breaking through in places (see Iwatake webcam image below). Might we see clearer conditions later on? Though the forecasts I like have snow through today and tomorrow.

With clearer weather beyond that, I'd prefer more fresh myself. Bring it on.

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Yesterday, later in the day I added 'nighta' night skiing operations information to the report. I will keep that information on the report every day now - see below.

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Ski resort information on Friday 12th January 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned

Courses open:
- All course are now open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 380cm
- Usagidaira: 205cm
- Lower: 105cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Alps Number 2 and 4 lifts usually operate on weekends only)

Courses open:
- All courses are open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 305cm
- Toomi: 120cm
- Iimori: 70cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is closed)

Courses open:
- All courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 295cm
- Base: 105cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating as planned

Courses open:
- All course areas are open apart from some parts of Sawa-one and Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 280cm
- Han-no-ki: 270cm
- Maruyama: 110cm
- Shirakaba: 240cm
- Champion: 140cm
- Oya-no-hara: 130cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 130cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses should be opening

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 180cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating with most courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 80cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 1 and 7 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 210cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 145cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 110cm

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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 5pm until 9pm in the Nakiyama 2 area
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6pm 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 - 1,900 yen; children - 850 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6pm until 8:50pm on 3rd, 10th, 11th February
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 13th, 20th, 27th January; 10th, 11th, 17th February; 3rd, 10th March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

There are no other nighta operations at other ski resorts in the region

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Friday 12th January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be opening as normal

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 12th January 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 12th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
12th January 10cm 12cm 3cm
11th January 18cm 4cm 2cm
10th January 8cm 2cm 0cm
9th January 2cm 5cm 5cm
8th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 4cm
6th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 26cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 38cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 82cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 287cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
82cm
[287cm]
- - - -
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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