Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Sunday 24th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Stronger winds on mountain
Limited
This report
Sunday 24th January 2016, 9:20am
5cm
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Friday 22nd January 2016, 9:05am 0cm
Thursday 21st January 2016, 8:48am 15cm
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 9:06am 38cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 8:49am 9cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 8:24am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 83cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 120cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 184cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Sunday 24th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Apologies for the later than planned report this morning.

It's snowing again.

Just a bit of snow yesterday on the mountain and while there wasn't really much 'overnight', as we got into this morning it has been snowing heavily and it has been really coming down at times.

Visibility on the slopes this morning - especially higher ones - looks to be generally somewhat limited - and I am hearing there's some windy conditions as well on upper areas. Happo have their top lifts on hold at the moment and the top part of the Tsugaike gondola is also on hold. Hakuba Goryu seems unaffected just now but Line C quad and Line E pair at Hakuba 47 are also on hold.

Heavy snow is forecast through the day today with it probably getting lighter as we get into tomorrow and then perhaps some clearer skies around Tuesday; but more snow is lined up for later in the week.

Things feel more like normal now and it's good to see Happo-one showing all their lower areas open at last.

If we could now just get some days in where there's no complications or drama (mostly wind now that we have our snow), I'd really like that!

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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 9:15am on Sunday 24th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall at base and 20cm up top.
All courses are now open.
The lower part of the Tree Riding Zone is now open. Please see my report yesterday for more information on that.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 190cm
Base: 60cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall at base and 20cm up top.
All courses except Snow Diving are now open.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Lift info:
All lifts operating as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 205cm
Toomi: 90cm
Iimori: 90cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
The top lifts are on hold at the moment due to the weather conditions - Grat quad, Alpen quad, Usagidaira pair and Kurobishi Number 3 pair.
All lower areas of Happo-one are now open though so once the storm passes it should be an 'all open' situation!
The lower Nakiyama area plans to be open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm (note snow is still pretty limited down there).
Lift info:
All planned lifts are now operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 185cm
Nakiyama: 70cm
Sakka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses apart from Mt Hieda Ridge are now open.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 9pm tonight.
Lift info:
All lifts (apart from Number 7 pair) plan to be operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm
Base: 105cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are now generally open, weather permitting.
'Nighta' is planned for Kane-no-naru-oka area until 8:50pm, and at the Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas until 9pm.
Lift info:
All lifts apart from the top part of the Gondola, the top Tsuga Number 1 pair lift and lower Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I are operating.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 231cm
Maruyama: 90cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Most of the Village Side is now open.
The Sonezawa area and View A and B areas are still closed on the Mountain Side.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Lift info:
All lifts on the Village Side are now operating and all lifts on Mountain Side except View 1 and Hikage are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 140cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift and all courses except Snake and and Expert are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
85cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All 5 lifts are operating though some of the courses are not yet open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
55cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Sunday 24th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by the stormy conditions this morning - see main report

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 24th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th January 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 24th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 0cm 2cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 15cm 0cm 15cm
20th January 38cm 15cm 0cm
19th January 9cm 1cm 5cm
18th January 16cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 83cm 38cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 84cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 120cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 184cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th January 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
120cm
[184cm]
- - - -
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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