Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 21st February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
NNE
Limited in places
This report
Sunday 21st February 2016, 8:58am
0cm
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Thursday 18th February 2016, 9:19am 10cm
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 8:43am 5cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 8:51am 1cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 74cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 276cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 21st February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Yesterday was a grey day. We had our share of rain and also snow - the latter of those being most welcome of course and there was even up to 5cm or so of snow falling on upper areas of resorts.

It was snowing outside my place yesterday evening, but it wasn't snow all night - there was some rain in there again.

This morning light snow is falling again, but there's no new cm to report as yet.

Still, all being said I think that we probably did better than that the worse-case situation that we were fearing!

OK so it is snowing now and let's hope we can get some fresh cm out of today.

Unfortunately, strong winds are messing about with plans at some resorts this morning with the top lifts at Happo-one, Hakuba Goryu/47 and Tsugaike Kogen on hold at the time of writing the report. Hopefully the wind might ease during the day allowing them to open.

The forecast is looking pretty decent actually. After today when we can expect snow, there's snow due later on Tuesday and also at the end of the week -- with the chance of snow showers in between as well. Let's hope so!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Sunday 21st February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses are generally open.
Strong winds are preventing the Line C and Line E lifts from opening at the start of the day.
The Tree Riding Zone open is on 'hold' at time of writing.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 210cm
Base: 115cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall on lower slopes and up to 5cm on upper areas this morning.
All courses are generally open except Snow Diving and Adventure.
Strong winds are preventing the top Alps lifts from opening at the start of the day.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 245cm
Toomi: 125cm
Iimori: 125cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All generally open - including Kurobishi Off Piste Area and Happo Banks Snow Park.
Strong winds are preventing the Gondola and upper mountain lifts from opening at the start of the day.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 205cm
Nakiyama: 60cm
Sakka: 45cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All lifts open. All courses open except Mt Hieda Ridge and Giant.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 9pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 175cm
Base: 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are open.
At time of writing top half of Gondola is on hold due to weather conditions.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 218cm
Maruyama: 80cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All of the Village Side is open but parts of the Mountain Side not open (Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, Five Side, View A, View B).
Winter Triathlon Festa until tomorrow, so the cross country area is currently closed to general public.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 120cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses apart from Expert Course are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
110cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
85cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 21st February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by wind this morning - see main report

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 21st February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st February 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 0cm 1cm
18th February 10cm 1cm 0cm
17th February 5cm 0cm 1cm
16th February 1cm 0cm 30cm
15th February 0cm 20cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 31cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 84cm 87cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 74cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 276cm 619cm 423cm
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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 - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
74cm
[276cm]
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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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