Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th February 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, gas, some blue sky
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:05am
0cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:22am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:46am 1cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:49am 3cm
Friday 23rd February 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 103cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 510cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

A few things going on this morning. There's a lot of cloud/gas around but some blue sky in places too. It was noticeably warmer last night - not really that cold at all - and today is going to be mild again, especially if the sun breaks through.

A 'Spring storm' is on the way, looking like starting from tonight. What this actually deals us - rain, sleet, snow, strong winds? - we'll have to see. Colder conditions expected on Friday, but a real warm up due again over the weekend and especially on Sunday when temperatures may rise well into double digits. Hopefully things will settle down beyond that and we can get some more winter before spring takes a strong hold on proceedings. March has the ability to surprise and delight - some of that please!

Anyway, get ready for the ride over the next few days!

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 28th February 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal
- Happo Banks will be closed until tomorrow for maintenance/renewal

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 400cm
- Usagidaira: 235cm
- Lower: 115cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal apart from Adventure course

Official snow depth:
- Top: 390cm
- Toomi: 150cm
- Iimori: 95cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 155cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as normal

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 320cm
- Han-no-ki: 315cm
- Maruyama: 120cm
- Shirakaba: 260cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 145cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 155cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart should be operating

Courses open:
- Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Giant and Itadaira Ridge status 'Hold'

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 205cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as planned

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

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts (apart from Number 1 & 7) should be operating as planned

Official snow depth:
- 185cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 230cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 145cm

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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
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 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 9:05am on Wednesday 28th February 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 28th February 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 28th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th February 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th February 0cm 5cm 5cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 3cm 7cm 1cm
23rd February 0cm 1cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 13cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 55cm 24cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 510cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th February 2018
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
- - -
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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