Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 18th March 2021

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:41am on Thursday 18th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies!
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
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Thursday 18th March 2021, 8:41am
0cm
Wednesday 17th March 2021, 8:40am 0cm
Tuesday 16th March 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 15th March 2021, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 14th March 2021, 8:52am 0cm
Saturday 13th March 2021, 10:07am 0cm
Friday 12th March 2021, 9:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 2cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Thursday 18th March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

When I got up there was a lot of cloud around but in the last hour or so that has quickly been disappearing leaving us with mostly blue skies over Hakuba.

Beautiful morning!


TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)
* Numbers reported by ski areas

Hakuba 47829cm
Hakuba Cortina914cm
Hakuba Goryu1080cm
Hakuba Happo-one867cm
Tsugaike Kogen960cm



Some lower areas at ski areas are starting to look patchy now, but snow cover on most of the mountains remains excellent. Better snow higher up anyway - and better views too - so most people will be heading up there anyway.

I was actually looking back at some of my reports from last year. Rather mixed feelings there.

Interestingly enough, on this day last year I reported 8cm of fresh snowfall at base and some rather large amounts on the mountains.

It doesn't feel like we're going to be getting anything like that happening this season. Though obviously I'd be very happy to be wrong!

Also noticed that Hakuba Goryu this season are reporting double the amount of total snowfall on their upper areas this season (1080cm this season compared with 522cm last season). That's quite a contrast.

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Individual ski area data: Thursday 18th March 2021
All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning. There are currently various adjustments to operations in effect at some ski areas due to the coronavirus situation. Please check with ski areas for such details.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 0cm
- Usagidaira: 0cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 275cm
- Usagidaira: 217cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 85cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 0cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 260cm
- Iimori: 80cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 237cm
- Base: 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 241cm
- Base: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Reported snowfall:
- Mountain Side: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 30cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 155cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 60cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing remaining this season.
Updated 1st March 2021.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. 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.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Goryu

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Thursday 18th March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas opening as planned

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 18th March 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th March 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Thursday 18th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
18th March 0cm 8cm 4cm
17th March 0cm 4cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 6cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 20cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 18cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 25cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 165cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total 102cm 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total 2cm 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 419cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th March 2021
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
102cm
[417cm]
2cm
[419cm]
- -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
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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