Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 21st February 2018

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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Wednesday 21st February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not just at the moment
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Varied - fair to limited
This report
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 8:35am
3cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:17am 0cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 8:23am 0cm
Sunday 18th February 2018, 8:39am 15cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 8:36am 1cm
Friday 16th February 2018, 8:29am 3cm
Thursday 15th February 2018, 8:42am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 99cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 506cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Wednesday 21st February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Lots of blue sky in the morning yesterday with cloud gathering once again in the afternoon, temperatures dropping and and some light snow falling in places. Quite windy too. A bit of a contrast in conditions during the day and also base to higher up.

And there is fresh snow to report this morning. So here we go:

Hakuba Cortina: 15-20cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 15cm (top Gondola station)
Hakuba Goryu: 2-5cm
Hakuba 47: 5-15cm

I am measuring 3cm.

So just looking at those numbers in themselves, looks like the places to the north got a bit more.

It's the 48th Happo-one Fire Festival on Friday and you'll be able to find that over on the lower Nakiyama area. There will be lots of events and entertainment going on including Taiko drums and ski/board demonstrations... and it will apparently the finale will 'end with a bang'. So there you go! It all starts at 7:30pm (on Friday).

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 21st February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 410cm
- Usagidaira: 255cm
- Lower: 130cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- 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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 410cm
- Toomi: 160cm
- Iimori: 110cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 370cm
- Base: 165cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 345cm
- Han-no-ki: 340cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 285cm
- Champion: 160cm
- Oya-no-hara: 165cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 175cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating

Courses open:
- All courses should be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Base: 215cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- Most areas open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 140cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Official snow depth:
- 220cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

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

Official snow depth:
- 240cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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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 8:35am on Wednesday 21st February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts appear to be opening as planned at the start of the day

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 21st February 2018
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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 Wednesday 21st February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
21st February 3cm 16cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 19cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
18th February 15cm 3cm 10cm
17th February 1cm 0cm 5cm
16th February 3cm 0cm 1cm
15th February 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 42cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 103cm 55cm
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 99cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 506cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 21st February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
99cm
[506cm]
- - -
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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