Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:27am on Tuesday 15th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy overcast
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Tuesday 15th January 2019, 8:27am
0cm
Monday 14th January 2019, 8:17am 0cm
Sunday 13th January 2019, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 12th January 2019, 8:14am 0cm
Friday 11th January 2019, 8:53am 3cm
Thursday 10th January 2019, 8:36am 2cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 8:36am 22cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 57cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 169cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Tuesday 15th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Well, I am really hoping that today is a 'changing conditions' day.

We have had some calmer and fine weather over the long weekend; now can we please get stuck into some mid-winter heavy snowfall? The forecasts are looking promising. All fingers crossed. We are expecting.

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning, but it has since clouded over leaving us with generally cloudy skies as of 8:30am. It is quite cold at the start of the day but it is going to be mild during the daytime (up to around +5C in the village). Temps should be dropping overnight and some snow is due along with colder conditions. Onegai shimasu!

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

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Ski resort information on Tuesday 15th 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: 165cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Nakiyama: 75cm

Notes:
- All course areas open
- Urakuro and Omusubi off-piste areas not yet open

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Toomi: 90cm
- Iimori: 60cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Adventure

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- Base: 70cm

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

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 145cm
- Han-no-ki: 145cm
- Maruyama: 80cm
- Shirakaba: 115cm
- Champion: 90cm
- Oya-no-hara: 75cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 70cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 110cm

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:
- 145cm

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

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm
- Base: 40cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:27am on Tuesday 15th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 15th January 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 Tuesday 15th January 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 Tuesday 15th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
15th January 0cm 0cm 14cm
14th January 0cm 13cm 31cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 57cm
12th January 0cm 10cm 12cm
11th January 3cm 18cm 4cm
10th January 2cm 8cm 2cm
9th January 22cm 2cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 51cm 125cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 94cm 131cm
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 Tuesday 15th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
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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