Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds, gas/fog
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...light snow
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 28th March 2019, 8:44am
3cm
Wednesday 27th March 2019, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 7:40am 0cm
Monday 25th March 2019, 8:01am 0cm
Sunday 24th March 2019, 8:40am 6cm
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:47am 1cm
Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 43cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 395cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

Fresh snow again! And actually some fairly decent numbers too, especially when you look at the date.

Let's see what the resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Cortina: 3cm (top, bottom)
Hakuba Happo-one: 8cm (top Riesen lift) --- but they are also mentioning 20cm on social media
Hakuba 47: 5-10cm (lower); 10-15cm (top)

We are measuring 3cm at our point down at base.

I like the sound of that 20cm, though I can't personally confirm it and it's a little curious how it is so different from the number they usually put out (the 8cm I mention above). 47 are also mentioning 20cm 'in some places' in upper areas. I'm willing to take that on and perhaps some investigation is required.

It is probably a bit wet and heavy but I doubt anyone will be moaning about that!

Great to see snow on the ground again early morning and if the forecasts are correct we still haven't seen the last of it.

Before that though, some clearer skies due tomorrow.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 28th March 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 270cm
- Usagidaira: 170cm
- Nakiyama: 40cm

Notes:
- Nakiyama Wall and North Side, Kokusai base areas closed
- Other base areas only part available
- Urakuro area open; Omusubi area closed
- Top areas remain open
- Hakuba Happo-one plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Toomi: 130cm
- Iimori: 70cm

Notes:
- Adventure, Snow Diving, Cosmo River, Sunny Way and Straight Whiskey closed for the season
- Top areas all open
- Hakuba Goryu plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 90cm

Notes:
- All courses are open
- Note: Generally the Line D lift usually operates if and when the gondola is not operating
- Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 255cm
- Han-no-ki: 225cm
- Maruyama: 75cm
- Shirakaba: 185cm
- Champion: 80cm
- Oya-no-hara: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Notes:
- Tsugaike Ropeway is now generally open for spring operations (check for daily operation plans)
- All courses apart from Uma-no-se are open
- Tsugaike Kogen plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 215cm
- Base: 105cm

Notes:
- Lifts 1, 2 and 4 are operating
- Ikenota, Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1, Itadaira and Ipponmatsu open
- Hakuba Cortina plans to be open until Sunday 31st March

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 150cm
- Village Side: 30cm

Notes:
- Small area of Village Side remains available; more of the Mountain Side remains open

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 90cm

Notes:
- Number 3, 4, 5 and 6 lifts are operating; courses part open
- Hakuba Norikura plans to be open until Sunday 31st March

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 125cm

Notes:
- Lifts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 are operating
- About half of the courses are open

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th March 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should be opening as planned

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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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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 28th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
28th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 6cm 0cm 4cm
23rd March 1cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 5cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 5cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 5cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 207cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total 33cm 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total 43cm 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 395cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 28th March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
43cm
[395cm]
- -
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]
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