Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th February 2020

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 19th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, sun, bit of cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:30am
2cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:02am 8cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 56cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 158cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 19th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Quite strong winds yesterday which seemed to affect some lifts around the valley, and limited visibility too, but it was great to check out that fresh snow.

This morning it is a whole different story with lovely blue skies and my favorite mountains are looking totally amazing. That's because they are. Some cloud around but blue sky and sunshine.

Today should be good too.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm400cm
Hakuba Cortina1cm1cm470cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm432cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm5cm (Kurobishi)
15cm (Usagidaira)
545cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



I'm going to pre-empt some excite questions!

How can Happo-one report 5cm at Usagidaira and 15cm at the close-by but higher Kurobishi at the same resort? ...or... How can Happo-one report 15cm when others report 0cm?

If you can't 'accept' (?!) these numbers, as officially put out there by the ski resorts and simply reported to you by myself, I humbly suggest that you direct such questions to the resorts concerned.

I'm sure they'll be delighted! ;)

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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:
- Central
- Olympic II
- Kita-one
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Shirakaba North
- Sakka
- 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: 175cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

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: upper area part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- Base: 60cm

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: 195cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Courses open:
- All main course areas apart from Uma-no-se and Lower course through forest open
- DBD: Gate 1 and 2 open, reporting 15cm of fresh snow

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 170cm
- Maruyama: 45cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 153cm
- Base: 80cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 65cm

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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]
- 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 9:30am on Wednesday 19th 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 Wednesday 19th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 19th 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 Wednesday 19th 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 Wednesday 19th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
19th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th February 8cm 0cm 15cm
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
Previous 7 days total 10cm 9cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 56cm 25cm 70cm
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 56cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 158cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th 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]
56cm
[158cm]
- - -
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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