Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 26th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
4°C
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wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Yesterday started with rain but it eased off fairly early on in the day.

Damage has been done though, as it will at this stage of the season. Some will be disappointed that the top Riesen Grat course at Happo-one now needs to be closed and there's more ground showing through in places too. Now that Goryu aren't trying to keep that lower Toomi course open back down to the Gondola, the snow down on that narrow strip has now been quickly disappearing and will be totally gone pretty soon I reckon. You can just about still ski or board back down to base at Hakuba 47. It's patchy though...

It will be interesting to see if the resorts can all remain open through until 6th May as planned.

Anyway it is a cloudy start to the day but clearer skies are forecast today.

Clearer and more sunshine along with warming temperatures are likely as we hit Golden Week...

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Golden Week

'Golden Week' is approaching. But what exactly is it?

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations here in Hakuba.

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Planned ski resort operations on Thursday 26th April 2018:

We are checking the below information every morning, but please note that resort operations are beyond our control and subject to change.

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Panorama pair
- Grat quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Kokusai Number 3 pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)

Course info:

- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama (part)
- Skyline (part)

- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 140cm
- Usagidaira: 50cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair (* plans to be open 28th Apr - 6th May)

Courses that remain open:

- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super

- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 165cm
- Toomi: -cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

Course info:

- Most course areas remain open
- Lower part of R-7 closed, only part of upper area R-7 open
- R-4 closed today for maintenance
- You can still ride back down to base but...
- ...the resort recommends that beginners take the Gondola back down to base
- The Tree Riding Zones are now closed for the season

Official snow depth:

- Top: 140cm
- Base: 30cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Tsugaike Ropeway
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 paire
- Han-no-ki high speed

Courses info:

- Only the top Tsuga-no-mori and Han-kou courses remain open
- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base
- The Tsugaike Ropeway plans to be open daily until 6th May
- The Ropeway is open only for hiking and climbing; a special form must be submitted

Official snow depth:

- Tsuga-no-mori: 165cm
- Han-no-ki: 160cm
- Lower areas: -cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:17am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts remain part open

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*as of Thursday 26th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
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25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 17cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total 20cm 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 547cm 527cm 321cm
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
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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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