Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Friday 13th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear blue skies and sun
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 13th April 2018, 8:34am
0cm
Thursday 12th April 2018, 8:01am 0cm
Wednesday 11th April 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Tuesday 10th April 2018, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:05am 10cm
Sunday 8th April 2018, 8:02am 10cm
Saturday 7th April 2018, 7:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 20cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 547cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Friday 13th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

I was actually in Nagano for most of the day yesterday so didn't make it out on the mountain. I don't think they were kidding me, but a friend said they got 'hail'-ed on yesterday! It did seem to be rather mixed weather conditions during the day, for sure.

This morning there is some cloud hanging around the mountain peaks but it is mostly clear blue skies and sunshine. A lovely morning and feels relatively chilly and the temp at village level only due to rise to around 10C.

Tomorrow should be a bit warmer but later in the day there's some rain there on the forecast. Some showing 'heavy' rain.

I'll update you again tomorrow, of course.

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The four ski resorts that remain open all plan to remain at least part open until Sunday 6th May.

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Planned ski resort operations on Friday 13th April 2018:

We are checking the below information every morning, but please note that resort operations are beyond our control (obviously!) and are totally subject to change!

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift info:

- Grat quad
- Alpen quad
- Riesen quad
- Usagidaira pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Nakiyama Number 3 triple
- Gondola
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai Number 3 pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair

Course info:

- Risen Grat
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama
- Riesen Slalom
- Nakiyama South

- You can still ride back down to Nakiyama South base, but snow there is (very) thin on the ground
- All other base areas are now closed
- You can take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 245cm
- Usagidaira: 155cm
- Lower: 15cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair (* open only from 28th April until 6th May)

Course info:

- The top area (except Champion Expert) remains open
- You can still ride back down to Gondola base on the Toomi course
- The Toomi lift is now closed
- The Iimori lifts and area is now closed

Official snow depth:

- Top: 250cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift info:

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

Course info:

- 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 info:

- Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed pair
- Tsuga Number 1 & 2 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses info:

- Top Tsuga-no-mori, Han-kou, Han-no-ki areas and Karamatsu remain open
- You can still ride back down to Gondola base via Karamatsu
- The Tsugaike Ropeway plans to be open daily until 6th May
- The Ropeway is open only for hiking and climbing; a special form must be submitted

Official snow depth:

- Tsuga-no-mori: 240cm
- Han-no-ki: 225cm
- Maruyama: -cm
- Shirakaba: -cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: -cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Friday 13th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four ski resorts remain part open - see above

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 13th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th April 10cm 0cm 0cm
8th April 10cm 0cm 0cm
7th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 20cm 4cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 17cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total 20cm 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 547cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
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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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