Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 1st March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Thursday 1st March 2018, 8:32am
8cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:05am 0cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:22am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:46am 1cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:49am 3cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 34cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 8cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 518cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 1st March 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

After a warm spring-like day yesterday...some perhaps unexpected good news this morning.

It was colder than we expected and we got some snow. It might not be fresh light powder, but it's sure better than wet rain though with slightly warmer temps due in the day we may get some of that at base. As it gets colder tonight fingers crossed there'll be more snow coming.

Anyway here are some numbers reported by ski resorts:

Hakuba Goryu: 30cm (top gondola station)
Hakuba Goryu: up to 15cm
Hakuba 47: up to 20cm
Hakuba Cortina: 10-15cm

Some nice numbers there. So, as long as the lifts are moving and able to take you up there, head high would be the recommendation for the nicer snow conditions.

Lifts are being affected though early on at many resorts. As of 8am Happo were holding all lifts due to 'thunderclouds approaching' but they now have some lower lifts moving.

We are still looking at colder temps tomorrow, followed by warmth over the weekend.

Things feel a bit all over the place right now. Hopefully a 'phase' and things will settle down once we pass it.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 1st March 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts affected by wind this morning

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal - lift access depending

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 395cm
- Usagidaira: 255cm
- Lower: 125cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts not open as planned due to conditions this morning
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal apart from Adventure course - lift access dependent

Official snow depth:
- Top: 390cm
- Toomi: 140cm
- Iimori: 115cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts not open as planned due to conditions this morning
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available - lift access dependent

Official snow depth:
- Top: 365cm
- Base: 160cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Gondola and some other lifts on hold at the start of the day

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 335cm
- Han-no-ki: 320cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 260cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 145cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 155cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 5 should be operating (Number 4 on hold?)

Courses open:
- A fair few areas not opening at the start of the day - check with resort

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 200cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as planned - may be affected by weather conditions

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts (apart from Number 1 & 7) should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 230cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 145cm

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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 5pm until 9pm in the Nakiyama 2 area
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6pm 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 - 1,900 yen; children - 850 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 17th February; 3rd, 10th March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

There are no other nighta operations at other ski resorts in the region

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Thursday 1st March 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts around the resorts affected by weather conditions this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 1st March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
1st March 8cm 0cm 23cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th February 0cm 5cm 5cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 3cm 7cm 1cm
23rd February 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 13cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 34cm 55cm 46cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 8cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 518cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 1st March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
8cm
[518cm]
- -
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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