Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 20th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, thin cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:01am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 56cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 158cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 20th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Lovely blue skies yesterday with our mountains looking incredible.

Fairly mild with lots of the snow on the ground around the village drying up by the end of the day.

This morning the sun is out again and there is more cloud around; of the thin kind giving us a generally light blue and white look.

Quite cold start to the morning so it might be a little icy early on.

Clearer and sunny skies are due tomorrow from the get go.

Saturday in particular is going to be rather mild/warm but forecasts show a drop in temperatures soon after with some snowfall due into Sunday.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm400cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm471cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm432cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm550cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above dat



Tsugaike Kogen have all their lower slopes shown as 'open' on their website this morning. Take a look at that webcam image below though...

Snow cover on mid to upper mountains is not an issue; just head up there.

But some lower courses that are currently open are struggling once again. I'm not being headline-tastic in saying that. Just look at the images.

47 and Goryu are both doing ok down to base.

Happily - and importantly - we have a lot of mid-upper mountain, so there's still a huge amount of terrain to enjoy.

Snow cover isn't the same as snow conditions, of course. For those to be great, we need regular that regular fresh snowfall and colder conditions on the mountains.

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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
- 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: 170cm
- 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: Gates closed at the start of the day

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 166cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm

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 9:01am on Thursday 20th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above and be sure to check with ski resorts

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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 20th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 20th February 2020
(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 20th 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 Thursday 20th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 10cm 6cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 25cm 62cm
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 Thursday 20th 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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