Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th February 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Thursday 15th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Thursday 15th February 2018, 8:42am
4cm
Wednesday 14th February 2018, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8:31am 13cm
Monday 12th February 2018, 8:38am 18cm
Sunday 11th February 2018, 8:31am 3cm
Saturday 10th February 2018, 8:08am 0cm
Friday 9th February 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 77cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 484cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Thursday 15th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It was a beautiful day yesterday with cloud coming over to join the fun mid to late afternoon.

I was there until the end of the day at 47 yesterday and my friends and I all noticed how the 'days are getting longer'. And also how we are now right in the middle of the season, if the big resorts can open until early May. That's a lot more reports for me to write! I hope many of them are snowy.

Talking about snow, here's the headlines from the resorts this morning:

Hakuba Happo-one: 11cm (top Gondola station)
Hakuba Goryu: up to 10cm
Hakuba 47: 5-10cm
Hakuba Cortina: 5+cm

It's cloud cover this morning and light snow has started falling; visibility is looking generally limited on the webcams. It's not particular cold and the snow isn't the fluffiest but hopefully more so up top.

The forecast over the coming few days is sunshine tomorrow and then back to snow falling over the weekend. Temperatures look set to take a drop around Saturday too so fingers crossed for a quality delivery.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 15th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- Top lifts on hold at start of the day? (Unclear)

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal
- Happo Banks is now open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 420cm
- Usagidaira: 255cm
- Lower: 135cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 415cm
- Toomi: 155cm
- Iimori: 132cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 365cm
- Base: 160cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 330cm
- Han-no-ki: 315cm
- Maruyama: 135cm
- Shirakaba: 260cm
- Champion: 170cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 175cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating (checking Number 5 at time of report)

Courses open:
- All courses should be open (some being checked at time of report)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 345cm
- Base: 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- Most areas open; some restrictions on the Village Side due to competitions (13th-16th Feb)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 140cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 245cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 210cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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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
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 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 8:42am on Thursday 15th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts should 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 Thursday 15th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 15th February 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th February 2018
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 Thursday 15th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
15th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th February 13cm 0cm 0cm
12th February 18cm 22cm 0cm
11th February 3cm 18cm 0cm
10th February 0cm 17cm 34cm
9th February 0cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 58cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 96cm 54cm
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 77cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 484cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th February 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
77cm
[484cm]
- - -
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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