Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 26th January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate NNE
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Friday 26th January 2018, 8:39am
10cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:34am 42cm
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8:29am 24cm
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8:34am 16cm
Monday 22nd January 2018, 8:33am 3cm
Sunday 21st January 2018, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 20th January 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 108cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 190cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 395cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 26th January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Snow and wind and very cold conditions yesterday.

Excellent quality snow at the moment, but kind of difficult to measure with it being so light and the strong winds.

But anyway, we need to post numbers so here goes! What the resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Cortina: base 15cm; upper 15-20cm
Hakuba 47: 10cm on upper slopes
Hakuba Goryu: 5-10cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 5cm

There seems to be less disruption this morning with Goryu/47 open as planned and more of Cortina open. Top lifts are wind affected at Happo-one and there seems to be some lifts closed over at Tsugaike Kogen too. Again, best to check with the resorts before heading out.

We might see things ease up further tomorrow and perhaps even a bit of sunshine breaking through. It will still be very cold but temperatures might rise a little from the really very cold we have had over the last few days.

That would make for excellent conditions for the weekend. Lots of quality fresh snow to enjoy. Couldn't ask for more than that. I hope some of you can be here to enjoy it.

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Oh yes, and a very happy Australia Day for everyone celebrating today. Have fun!

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In news from Hakuba Happo-one, the Kita-one Kogen Snow Rafting Park should be opening on Thursday 1st February and the Happo Banks part is scheduled to open from Saturday 3rd February.

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Ski resort information on Friday 26th January 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts on hold at start of the day

Courses open:
- Open as lifts allow

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 380cm
- Usagidaira: 215cm
- Lower: 140cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 360cm
- Toomi: 125cm
- Iimori: 95cm

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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 main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 120cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Some lifts not moving this morning

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

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 330cm
- Han-no-ki: 320cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 300cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 170cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 165cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are apart from Number 5 are operating

Courses open:
- Most courses should be open this morning

Official snow depth:
- Top: 320cm
- Base: 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Official snow depth:
- 250cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2, 5 and 7 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 140cm

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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 8:39am on Friday 26th January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts still affected by the current weather conditions. Info above - recommend contacting resorts for latest

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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 Friday 26th January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
26th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 42cm 0cm 8cm
24th January 24cm 16cm 5cm
23rd January 16cm 11cm 0cm
22nd January 3cm 10cm 0cm
21st January 0cm 17cm 15cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 38cm
Previous 7 days total 95cm 54cm 66cm
Previous 14 days total 108cm 194cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 190cm 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 395cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
190cm
[395cm]
- - - -
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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