Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 17th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Windy on mountain
visibility condition
Generally very good
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This report
Monday 17th February 2020, 9:16am
0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:56am 0cm
Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 14th February 2020, 8:59am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 9:05am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 46cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 148cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 17th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello from Hakuba.

Well, I know it's not good to wish time away but I'm kind of glad that yesterday is over. Dear oh dear. We had to endure some heavy rain at times and.... well, just, stop it please. It goes without saying that such conditions have not been kind to our snow.

The sunny skies this morning are helping make me feel a bit brighter, as does the promise of fresh snow. And it may start falling by the end of the day, continuing through tomorrow. Should be cold too - almost like it were winter!!

Fingers crossed everyone.

Data table:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm385cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm460cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm417cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm530cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



It's a bit windy on mountain this morning by the sounds of things and at Happo-one just the base Nakiyama Number 3 triple is lift open as of 9am. The top part of the Tsugaike Gondola is on hold too. They are the main disruptions that I notice as I put this report together.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Kurobishi off-piste
- Omusubi off-piste
- Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South base areas are open; others closed
- You can also take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 185cm
- Usagidaira: 70cm
- Nakiyama: 40cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones are currently closed

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 200cm
- Toomi: 80cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Champion quad
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- All main course areas apart from Uma-no-se are open
- DBD: All gates closed early morning, may open later

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 156cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 138cm
- Base: 75cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 55cm

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Monday 17th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 17th February 2020
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 17th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
17th February 0cm 1cm 1cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 3cm
15th February 0cm 0cm 4cm
14th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 3cm 13cm
12th February 0cm 4cm 18cm
11th February 14cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 13cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 26cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 70cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total 46cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 148cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
46cm
[148cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
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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