Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 22nd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently. Due later.
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:33am
3cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Friday 19th January 2018, 8:37am 0cm
Thursday 18th January 2018, 8:40am 0cm
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8:46am 0cm
Tuesday 16th January 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 98cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 303cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 22nd January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

And here we are at the start of a week that brings a lot of promise of large amounts of fresh snow. Yummy!

First of all the fresh snowfall headlines:

Hakuba Cortina: 5-10cm
Hakuba 47: reporting 10cm yesterday afternoon upper slopes
Hakuba Goryu: Toomi 1cm; upper areas 5cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 2cm at top Gondola station

So a modest layer of snow can be expected on the slopes - but there's that promise of much more just ahead of us.

Yesterday there was some good snow falling later in the afternoon and it was piling up quite quickly for a while, but it eased off in the evening.

This morning it's cloudy skies with snow forecast to be falling later on. Calm before the storm perhaps as when it starts snowing again it should be the start of the excellent week for snowfall that we are all expecting.

It's pretty exciting to look at the forecasts. If the snow happens like they are saying it will, we're on for some serious snowfall. Really serious.

And I will of course look forward to letting you know all about it every morning. :)

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R4 / 47 Parks at Hakuba 47 are closed today and tomorrow as they do some 'remaking'.

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Ski resort information on Monday 22nd January 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned

Courses open:
- All course are open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 340cm
- Usagidaira: 165cm
- Lower: 80cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Alps Number 2 and 4 lifts usually operate on weekends only)

Courses open:
- All courses are open apart from Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Top: 290cm
- Toomi: 105cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned (Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is closed)

Courses open:
- All courses available apart from R4 / 47 Parks (Monday and Tuesday)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 240cm
- Base: 70cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I are operating

Courses open:
- All course areas are open apart from Uma-no-se and parts of Sawa-one and Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 260cm
- Han-no-ki: 255cm
- Maruyama: 100cm
- Shirakaba: 220cm
- Champion: 120cm
- Oya-no-hara: 110cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 110cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Mt Hieda 3 and Itadaira Ridge are open (those courses closed due to ground cracks)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 155cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating with most courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- Base: 100cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 185cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 140cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 105cm

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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
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6pm until 8:50pm on 3rd, 10th, 11th February
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 27th January; 10th, 11th, 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 8:33am on Monday 22nd January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts are open - see above for details

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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 Monday 22nd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
22nd January 3cm 10cm 0cm
21st January 0cm 17cm 15cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 38cm
19th January 0cm 5cm 9cm
18th January 0cm 0cm 16cm
17th January 0cm 17cm 0cm
16th January 0cm 16cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 65cm 81cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 190cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 98cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 303cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 22nd January 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]
98cm
[303cm]
- - - -
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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