Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 17th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog, poor visibility
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
NNE moderate wind
Poor
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Saturday 17th January 2015, 9:03am
10cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 8:11am 0cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 8:42am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 8:00am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 8:14am 0cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:08am 35cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 9:03am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 58cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 73cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 349cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 17th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I'm happy to report snow started falling overnight in Hakuba.

The day yesterday ended up with some sun and blue sky to enjoy amongst the remaining clouds.

This morning there's a good 10cm on the ground around village areas, and resorts reporting more (as noted below). A bit heavy perhaps but forecasts tell us to expect temperatures to actually drop as the day progresses today and so I expect some fine snow to be falling up there during the day and tonight.

Snowing now and generally poor visibility on the slopes as well as a moderate to strong northerly wind. For the moment I can only see that the top part of the Gondola at Tsugaike Kogen and the top lifts there are stopped due to the weather conditions. Some course areas at Hakuba Cortina and Iwatake closed due to avalanche danger and checking going on over there. All other areas seem to be open as normal.

The snow is forecast to stop sometime around tomorrow morning and local forecasts are predicting a quick clear up and maybe even some sun again.

Have a great Saturday wherever you are.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Saturday 17th January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 10cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and Toomi areas.
All courses open (except Adventure Course).

- Alps Daira - 295cm
- Toomi - 160cm
- Iimori - 160cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 20cm of snowfall at base and 20-30cm on upper areas.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 290cm
- Lower - 170cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall at Usagidaira, 10+cm at base.
Happo Banks The Snow Park opening event planned for 31st January.

- Usagidaira - 280cm
- Nakiyama - 160cm
- Sakka - 170cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 20cm of new snowfall this morning.
Number 4 and 5 lifts closed due to avalanche danger this morning along with the Mt Hieda and Itadaira courses.

- Upper - 350cm
- Lower - 230cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.
Looks like some lift distruption early on due to weather - top half of Gondola and two top lifts not moving.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 340cm
- Maruyama - 195cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 200cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 15-30cm of fresh snowfall.
Mostly open, areas of the Mountain Side are closed.

- Upper - 270cm
- Lower - 165cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses open.... some currently being checked for safety as I write this.

- 285cm

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Kashimayari:
Reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall.
All areas now open.

- 200cm

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Night skiing at resorts in the Hakuba area:

Hakuba Goryu:
Toomi area every day until 31st March. 6pm until 9:30pm.
Hakuba Happo-one:
Nakiyama area every day until mid March. 5pm until 9pm.
Hakuba Cortina:
Every day until 31st March. 5pm until 8pm.
Tsugaike Kogen:
Kane-no-naru-oka on Saturdays in January (and 11th); February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January 10th (and 11th); February 7th, 14th, 28th; Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 17th January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open, some lifts may be affected by wind

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*as of Saturday 17th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
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17th January 10cm 1cm 10cm
16th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
13th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
12th January 35cm 1cm 0cm
11th January 1cm 3cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 15cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 58cm 32cm 47cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 73cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 349cm 423cm 565cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season - 0cm
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276cm
[276cm]
73cm
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2013/2014 season - 35cm
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122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
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[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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