Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th February 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 20th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloud, but bit of sun here and there
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow showers
wind condition
Light NNE
Variable
This report
Friday 20th February 2015, 9:10am
10cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 8:38am 1cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 8:50am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 8:10am 20cm
Saturday 14th February 2015, 8:02am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 84cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 92cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 494cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Another fairly mild morning in Hakuba but happy to report some fresh snow on the ground and varying amounts being reported by the resorts. I'm particularly interested in that +40cm that Hakuba Norikura resort seem to be reporting this morning...

Lots of cloud around this morning and there's some spectacular cloud scenery from the higher slopes of Happo-one with the lift rising above the clouds. So want to be there right now!

Variable visibility depending on where you are especially with these changing conditions.

We should get some more snow today - there's even a heavy snowfall warning out for the region this morning - before the skies clear up for sunny conditions tomorrow and continued warming up on Sunday along with... a good (or is that 'bad') chance of rain.

Once we get past that, we can hope for a quick return to colder conditions.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Friday 20th February 2015. Subject to change during the day:

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

- Alps Daira - 370cm
- Toomi - 195cm
- Iimori - 195cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 15-20cm of new snowfall on upper areas; 10cm at base.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 345cm
- Lower - 200cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall at Riesen.
Happo Banks The Snow Park is now open.

- Usagidaira - 350cm
- Nakiyama - 200cm
- Sakka - 210cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall.
Looks set to be open as planned this morning.

- Upper - 515cm
- Lower - 310cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 405cm
- Maruyama - 220cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 230cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.

- Upper - 285cm
- Lower - 175cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 40cm of fresh snowfall!
All areas now open.

- 300cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.

- 230cm

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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; February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January; 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 9:10am on Friday 20th February 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as normal

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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 20th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th February 10cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 1cm 5cm
18th February 1cm 0cm 10cm
17th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 30cm 10cm
15th February 20cm 30cm 0cm
14th February 20cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 51cm 62cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 84cm 88cm 89cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 92cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 494cm 423cm 565cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th February 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
92cm
[494cm]
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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]
  October November December January February March April May
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