Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 27th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 27th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, gas, blue sky
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Not much here at base but stronger higher up
Generally pretty decent
This report
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:01am
0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 8:58am 8cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 100cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 128cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 192cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 27th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning.

I have to make my report earlier than usual today which makes it a bit too early for some of the checks, so I was hoping for a fine clear day with all open as planned...

But unfortunately it seems that strong winds at higher elevations are causing some problems again early on this morning with upper lifts at Happo-one not opening on time and upper lifts at 47 and Goryu also affected. If you are reading this before going out for a day, it's probably best to check with the resort you are going to for the very latest updates.

There's no new snow to report this morning after the beautiful day we enjoyed yesterday. And I think lots of people enjoyed their day out on the slopes yesterday - it was a good one.

This morning it's more cloudy with clouds particularly gathering around the mountains, elsewhere there's some blue sky and sunshine.

It's not as cold this morning and temperatures are expected to get up to about +3C here in the village later on. Milder conditions might continue until the end of the week when snow should be falling and actually some of the forecasts now look quite promising for decent snow over the weekend and into early next week. (Here's to avoiding the rain that some forecasts say might happen around Friday before the snow starts falling again...)

Have a good one.

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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 8:00am on Wednesday 27th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are now generally open but top areas affected by wind early on.
R4 Snow Park should be back open from. Let's renewal!
The lower part of the Tree Riding Zone is now open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 185cm
Base: 60cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is again reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses except Snow Diving are now officially open but top areas affected by wind early on.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Lift info:
All lifts are operating as planned this morning (the Alps 2 and 4 lifts are weekend and holiday only).
Official snow depth
Alps: 210cm
Toomi: 95cm
Iimori: 95cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Almost all course areas of Happo-one are now generally open but top areas are starting the day closed due to wind conditions - only lower lifts going to open on time (at time of writing this).
The lower Nakiyama area plans to be open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Lift info:
All planned lifts are now operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 190cm
Nakiyama: 70cm
Sakka: 50cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are now open.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight.
Lift info:
All lifts (apart from Number 7 pair) plan to be operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 187cm
Base: 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are now open. Not confirmed if wind is affecting lifts at the start of the day.
Lift info:
All planned lifts apart from lower Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I are operating. Not confirmed if wind is affecting lifts at the start of the day
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 220cm
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 Expert are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All 5 lifts are operating though some courses not yet open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
85cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 27th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts affected by wind this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 27th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 8cm 3cm 0cm
24th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 0cm 2cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 15cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 5cm 16cm
Previous 14 days total 100cm 51cm 22cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 128cm 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 192cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th 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]
128cm
[192cm]
- - - -
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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