Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 26th January 2020

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Sunday 26th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, some cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NE
visibility condition
Generally very good
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This report
Sunday 26th January 2020, 9:12am
0cm
Saturday 25th January 2020, 9:32am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2020, 9:09am 0cm
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 9:23am 0cm
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 9:35am 6cm
Monday 20th January 2020, 8:52am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 59cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Sunday 26th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

We enjoyed some blue sky in the middle of the day yesterday with it ending up overcast again later in the afternoon.

It has been a cloudy start this morning with increasingly blue skies and less cloud as we move on. The sun is out as I am about to post this report.

The snowfall from yesterday has been added to the totals in the table below:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm291cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm258cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm309cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm382cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



OK, so we need more snow. We're not the only place. It seems to be a general talking point this season. I don't want to keep on saying stuff like that of course, and want to measure it by repeating that snow cover is good higher up - of which there is a lot in Hakuba! It is some lower areas that are struggling (as can be seen by them not all being fully open).

I am still liking the look of the forecast for the coming days though, with regular snowfall lined up from tomorrow evening. Dare I say, it is looking very encouraging and I cannot wait to be able to report some decent snowfall numbers to you. Fingers crossed everyone.

In particular, if things go to 'plan', look out for good news in my report on Tuesday morning.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- Riesen Grat
- Panorama
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3
- Kita-one
- Nakiyama South
- Olympic Course (partially closed)
- Sakka South (partially closed)
- Sakka North (partially closed)
- The base Nakiyama South and Sakka areas are now at least part open
- You can also take the Gondola or other lifts back down

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 170cm
- Usagidaira: 105cm
- Nakiyama: 20cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones are part open (Gate 2 closed)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 145cm
- Base: 40cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Sunny Way
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 155cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Champion quad
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open; lower slopes part open
- 'Lower course through the forest' is closed
- DBD: Gate Number 1 closed early on; may open depending on conditions

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 125cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Operating courses:
- Mostly open
- Some areas confirming safety (Hieda II, Hieda III, Hiede Ridge, Giant, Itadaira Ridge)
- Itadaira Ridge closed

Official snow depth:
- Top: 122cm
- Base: 55cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All four lifts are operating

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Sunday 26th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort info

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 26th January 2020
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 26th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
26th January 0cm 8cm 10cm
25th January 0cm 6cm 42cm
24th January 0cm 18cm 24cm
23rd January 0cm 4cm 16cm
22nd January 0cm 27cm 3cm
21st January 6cm 22cm 0cm
20th January 4cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 88cm 95cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 110cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 59cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total - 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
59cm
[91cm]
- - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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